I lived in Fargo, North Dakota for over three years. I once walked all the way across the city in a blizzard to get to work. I’ve reprinted this news paper piece and my response to highlight my work ethic and dependability.
A Michigan work ethic to be admired in Fargo
By Mary Kay Wierenga
Recently my grandson, John Wierenga, moved to Fargo. During your lateset storm, when all transportation was shut down but the Walmart was still open, he walked 55 blocks to work with the windchill at 35 below. He said sometimes the snow was up to his hips.
When he finally got to the store, which took him more then three hours, there were only four other people that day.
Just thought you’d like to know, when a Michigan boy says he’ll be there, he’ll be there, and Walmart should know what a dependable employee they have.
This was actually on New Years Eve, due to the bad weather I hadn’t made it in the night before. I had got to the point where I thought I could start saving some money and wasn’t going to miss two days of work.
I made it 55 blocks and had about 12 blocks south and about 25 blocks west to go yet when someone driving by picked me up and took me the rest of the way.