Meet Father Dry, this month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names. Enjoy.
Some people follow circuitous routes, working many jobs before they find their path.
Meet Mr. Gene Peet—born on March 13, 1928 to Bill and Loretta (Murray) Peet in Sandpoint, ID. The family moved to St. Maries, ID in 1930. Where, at age 14, he worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Furthering his repertoire, he also worked as a powder man (explosives). By his senior year of high school, he included working at a local sawmill to his growing resume.
Following high school, from 1947 to 1950, Gene did construction work, and timber harvesting, while he attended Gonzaga University—where he studied mechanical engineering.
In December of 1950, Gene enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until his honorable discharge in 1953. From there, Gene worked as chief electrician for the St. Maries Lumber Co..
In 1955 he started Peet Electric, doing mill maintenance, construction, and electrical design work…
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