Sunday, November 29, 2015

NY Thanksgiving Adventure

So while everyone else was rolling out of bed getting ready to cook the turkey and baste some yams, our own NCRS Hort Crop researcher, Jacob Emling, was already in place to have a first hand view of the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  He was kind enough to share the following pics for the blog. By the way, that's Jacob looking at the camera.  Hope he turned around in time to see the apple going by, that being one of his crops of interest and all.  
Here is the NYC Fireman balloon.  It's actually Harold the Fireman who first appeared in 1948.
And who doesn't recognize Thomas the Train?  
Actually I was hoping he would send a pic of the Hello Kitty balloon.  But it looks like it was a lot of fun and nice weather too.  Thanks Jacob. 
For next year, I think the Marketing department is working on AgroLiquid Man even as we speak. Only Albert won't hold still long enough to be a good model.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Mrs. last!

So you learn something every day.  It seems that one of our favorite employees, Eustaquia, has become a United States citizen.  On Thursday!  I didn't know she wasn't. She has worked for AgroLiquid for years, most recently in material procurement, but all this time has been a resident and not a citizen.  Even though she has been married to a Michigander for years and has a school-age daughter.  Even though she served in the US Army years ago.  You may recall that she was featured in the blog in the past as a champion runner...the longer the better.  She is a fitness promoter, encouraging others to leave their desks at break to walk the walking path at HQ, me included.  Well perhaps all that devotion to fitness and family kept her from raising her right hand and pledging allegiance...but no more.  She and some 40 others took the oath in Grand Rapids.  So she is an All American now, and said she is looking forward to finally being able to vote.  Congratulations!

"Under the Iowa"

So I know it's been ages since my last post...but I've been busy.  Yeah, that's it...busy.  But in the interim, I received these "awesome" pictures from Sandra at the Williams, Iowa plant.  They were of the aftermath of a storm that blew through on November 11.  They were taken by Tom Green who is an engineer working there on a building addition.  I agree...they are awesome.

Not only awesome...but blogworthy!  Thanks Tom.  And Sandra for sharing.  (Although I guess if they took pictures today it would show snow.)