Owen, yep, he wrote a great letter of recommendation for me. I tended Owen on many a piple laying job - we got along great. Marty, Dan, Rob, Steve, dude, can't remember them all, but worked many long hours on the Ingram Bargers 3,5 & 7, then CalDiver came along. Things slowed, I went to work for Avondale in Bayou Black, What happened to the Shop Foreman, Gerald Lorimore? Is he still around? Gerald got me involved in the shop, spent more time on the beach running the shop, welding, repairing Tescom regulators, making hoses, running to N.O. rebuilding compressors, & hot h20 machine!
I wrestled with Boudreax for years, myself and others built Don's place on 4 Mile Bayou out in Stephensville. Yep, TG Stephens became a good friend of mine, the neighbors next to Don's fed me Cajun lunch every Friday! Best friends ever. Rob, what a guy! He scared the living poop out of me one night, I crept over to his place and he met me with his trusty 9mm outside! I told him, Hey Rob, its me, but he was chewing his cigar, pushing steel into my skull and telling me to shut the F@*& up! WOW, I spent many a long hour on the barges with Rob! Best damn Lead Tender and great guy! James