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Clark County

December 22, 2007

Readers share Colgate stories

• J.E. Mannix said working at Colgate included a lot of horsing around.

“I remember one big guy who worked there picked up a soft drink machine in the break room and turned it upside so all the money would fall out. ... You don’t think he gave it to charity do you?”

“One guy kept stealing Bernie Page’s lunch...Well, he had a newborn, so one day he put some of what was in the baby’s diaper on his sandwich. ... Sure enough, his lunch was stolen that day but never again after that.”

“When this one fella’ wasn’t mixing he’d be hanging outside with a bucket of water. If we went outside we were likely to get all wet. We never did get in trouble for anything.”

“I knew a man who always took his vacation the first of the year. He’d say, ‘I better take it now cause I might die.’ This is the God’s honest truth, he never came back from one trip. He ate some pickles and he died on vacation.”

“One friend of mine made better candy than Schimpff’s and would bring it in for everybody on the night shift. In fact, [Schimpff’s] tried to hire him but he said no. He was the best candymaker there was ... marshmallow candy, peanut brittle, red hots, taffy. He didn’t charge anything but just did it for enjoyment.”

• Terrie Hill of Clarksville: “There was this elderly couple across the street that would take afternoon drives around 2:30. They were your basic slow 15 mile per hour drivers. Well, that’s when the shift would let out and a lot of the workers would get stuck behind them. Boy, there was grumbling and complaining about that! ... My dad would look out the window and say, ‘Look out, they’re coming out of the driveway!’”

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