A BIT 'BOUT OL' BOB
Here's a bit about Bob
Craig, AKA Texas Bob, a native Texan born in March of
nineteen-hundred-thirty-two, at Waco, Texas.
Bob was born into a family
with four existing siblings, two girls and two boys. Then in about three years
another brother came along. this made a Texas size family. four boys, and each
one had two sisters. He doesn't know that it particularly matters, but a promise
was made to write something, and it helps take up space.
The Papa of this portion of
the Craig clan was William Clark (Bill) Craig, who happened to be a carpenter,
and followed construction, literally. Before Bob went into the sixth grade in
school he had attended eleven different schools from south east Texas to western
most west Texas, and even into New Mexico.
Migrating into Roswell, New
Mexico, Ol' Bob finished his schooling there except for a few courses back in
Waxahachie, Texas, at the Southwestern Bible Institute. This was a seminary
combined with Jr. College.
Bill Craig being a working
man himself had the attitude and belief that boys are going to have to work all
their lives, so get in and learn how. Therefore the boys were given the
opportunity and had jobs at age six or seven years of age.
They were only allowed to
sweep the floor, or stoke the old wood stove, but it taught them responsibility.
It was not a slave labor type thing, the boys were paid and paid well for the
two hours after school and four hours on Saturday. Of course the boys thought
that was terrible, however they always had money in their pockets when other
school kids didn't.
Later years proved, the
early start wasn't such a bad thing after all. Due in part, to the early start,
Ol' Bob officially retired at age forty-two from President, CEO and major
stockholder of what had grown to be the largest Construction Company in Nevada.
It had ranked number three-hundred-ninety-eight in the nation within the first
eighteen months of it's inception. This was posted in the Engineering News
Record, (a construction magazine), that lists the top four-hundred contractors
in the United states. No one knows for sure how many General Contracting
companies there were, but no doubt it was into the millions.
The only reason Bob allowed
me to enter the above, was to bring out a very valid point. Up until the
inception of that company, Bob had always treated people like most other
companies treated people. They were worth the cost of a phone call to the union
hall to request another being sent out. He used his people and dearly loved
However Ol' Bob had turned
over a new leaf. He had learned to use his things, and love his people. A direct
one-hundred and eighty degree change. Jesus brought a change into Ol' Bob,
and it began to show in certain areas unnoticed before.
Even though Ol' Bob
officially retired in seventy-five, he didn't quit doing until July of
two-thousand-two. Since that time he will not do anything for anyone who can pay
to have work done. He will only do for older seniors who happen to be in need of
small repairs or something of the kind, and will not accept any form of payment.
This now brings us to
something that might be of interest to you. Due to not being busy all the time,
Ol' Bob started this web site on January twentieth two-thousand-three.
It is strictly a hobby,
which he thoroughly enjoys, and spends many hours providing things to share with
his many friends and the world. The three months since starting this site it has
quadrupled the mailing list, which now consists of a little over two-hundred*
including Visitors in Canada, England, Australia, Philippines, Hawaii, as well
as many of our own states.
A list of only two-hundred
may sound exceptionally small but when it started with less than fifty, we think
it has done well and Ol' Bob is absolutely ecstatic that so many people would
enjoy the works and ask to be added to receive new pages and information. One
thing you might like to know, there will be no pop ups, no banners, donations
aren't requested . It is meant only to be a fun site and hopefully an
inspiration to some folks.
Ol' Bob has written a poem
that explains his present philosophy regarding doing for others. It is listed on
the Inspirational poem index entitled
I DONE MY BEST"
He would be delighted if you would go
there and read it.
THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A
FRIEND, OF SOME TIME, DUE TO OL' BOB'S NEVER HAVING LEARNED TO TYPE, AND
NOW REFUSES TO LEARN. JPG.
As of 4/12/04 the number is 6,878, from
around the globe.
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your comments on the pages we prepare and recommend, we enjoy doing it for
your pleasure, our pleasure is receiving your comments.
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