UVA May 24, 1981

George H.W. Bush gave UVA’s commencement address in 1981. Lots of hand made signs greeted him:
STOP U.S. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIRD WORLD HUNGER AND TORTURE
U.S. GUNS KILL U.S. NUNS
THIRD WORLD RIGHTS
IRA
STOP THE NIXON NONSENSE
HUMAN SERVICES NOT MISSLES
Stop the Nixon nonsense? Nixon had been out of office for seven years.

The text of Bush’s speech is available. Of interest to the Charlottesville City Council, Bush spoke about the importance of basic civility in dealing with each other in public affairs.

Small Business

small biz, Gadsden County
Larry’s Oyster Bar, 1981, west of Tallahassee on US 90.
Javelin Inn, Highbridge Road, Gadsden County. 1981. “Although small business have close relationships with their existing customers, finding new customers and reaching new markets is a major challenge for small business owners. Small businesses typically find themselves strapped for time to do marketing, as they have to run the day-to-day aspects of the business.”–Wikipedia

boring?

Pepsi plant in Jacksonville, 1979. What was entailed, dealing with the bottles?
In the summer heat, sorting, stacking. The job would never be finished until Nathaniel Wyeth came along.

In 1967, Wyeth pondered whether soda could be stored in plastic bottles. After experimenting with a plastic detergent bottle that proved incapable of withstanding the forces of pressurized liquids, he realized that a much stronger material would be required. He initially experimented with polypropylene, but ultimately settled on polyethylene terephthalate as the material and received the patent in 1973.– Wikipedia

This is boring. Be glad for the Pepsi job…