1416 Maple St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
Occupation: Sales Manager
Spouse: Jackie (Ledbetter)
Entry from July 24, 2008
After almost 40 years in Shipyard Management thoughout the South, I made a
slight detour in 2005 to move to Morgan City and build and open a Steel
Service Center in Morgan City. Started on project two days after Hurricane
Katrina came through with an empty field and 3000 tons of steel plate to
sell. After building plant from scratch and establishing the business, had a
stroke and had to step back from General Manager's slot to Sales Manager.
Getting ready for our third expansion soon. Expect to work until I'm at
Jackie and I spend our time with
photography and a house full of pets. Since my right side is now partially
useless, I finally have an excuse for my lousy golf game.
After graduation tried College but it wouldn't take. Ended up entering the shipyard
industry. Spent the last 37 years trying to get out. Have managed shipyards throughout the
south and overseas. Currently General Manager for a Laser Cutting facility in Mobile.
Have two wonderful children (Corey and Kate) by my first marriage. The children worked but
the marriage didn't. Second try was a winner. Jackie and I have been married for 18 years
and traveled throughout the South. A beautiful woman and a beautiful area... what more
could any man ask.
Still working but writing is my hobby. Have written and illustrated a suthun' cookbook
(write for a 'gratis' copy). Also wrote and illustrated three children's books, a marine
glossary, a shipfitters handbook, and several humorous short stories about the South that
may turn into a published collection. Currently run a Conservative Political web-site
(imadubyah.com) that takes up most of my spare time.
In retrospect I wish we had come to the reunion. Skip McDaniel told me I was going to miss
a great party... and, for once in his life, it appears he was right.