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Robert Lewis
1416 Maple St.
Morgan City, LA 70380

Phone: 984-312-2005
E-mail: capnbob188@earthlink.net

Occupation: Sales Manager
Spouse: Jackie (Ledbetter)
Children: 2
Grandchildren: 8

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 least 70.

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.

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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.