well it has been snowing since yesterday and it looks like we will end up with almost 20 inches of new snow when all is said and done.That’s why I titled this blog the “Snow Job” I’m so glad that we do not have to remove the snow ourselves,that is why we bought our condo in the first place.we may have to clean our stoop off and touch up the drive and put down ice melt,but it sure beats shoveling all this stuff! The winter storm warring we are under is set to expire at 4:00 am on Sunday morning.
Of course I could take the same attitude as my late friend Al (madman)Madan used to say,”God put it and he can take it away” Al and I were corrections officers with the Sheriffs dept.Some of my other friends were the Bohanic brothers. There were 3 of them,(cpl)Ron was a supervisor. Bill (billbo)and I worked on the 8Th floor together he was a great fan of the hobbits of JRR Tolkien,and the third brother who’s name escapes me now.After all I left the department in 1995.
There are a lot of co-workers and a whole list of characters that were fun to work with.Some of my friends/co-workers have gone on to become police officers,Deputies,and other professions.
I can think of two people in particular the I’d like to say Cpl.Robinson (who was one of my supervisors.) left to go the the Brookpark police dept. Bobby Clark left and ultimately became a Cleveland Police officer that was killed in the line of duty. Someone else I’d like to talk about was my late friend/supervisor Cpl.Lou Pontikos,he was a great man who had a big heart,he was the kind of guy that you would walk into hell with willingly.Him and I always started the day off the same way,he walk into the control room and say”Hey Mikey How are ya?” I”d than reply “Hey Louie fine thanks for askin” He died of a heart attack while on duty,as I had to watch helplessly from the control room. I worked the different floor control rooms.I was good at my job so I was assigned to work the control room.