It was Lily B. Clayton, McLean, and Paschal, then TCU, ACU, IBM. IBM gave me the opportunity to work and live in Germany, England, and Vienna/Budapest, as well as Houston. I ended up doing a PhD at the University of Warwick in the UK. Met a Dane, got married, two kids, Kris and Sofie. (Well, we are no longer married, but we work diligently with the kids). IBM offered a “package” when I was 49, and so I joined some of my former Exxon customers who were setting up an operation in Europe. I went back to work in Europe and live in Denmark. (Well, that is where my kids were.)
A few years ago I came back to Houston where I do Supply Chain Consulting. Supply Chain Consulting is dealing with Mathematical Models, Expert Systems and Data Base technology to optimize Product Distribution. I spend as much time as possible at my place on Lake LBJ and try to spend as much of the summer as I can in Europe. Currently, my son is here studying.
I have never forgotten my friends at Paschal! Glen Turbeville and I remained good friends until he passed away. Another good friend, Mike Todd, just disappeared from the scene many years ago. Many of you I hear about sometimes or now see on the PHS site.
Regards, Jerry Ward