New Year Memories
Twenty years ago last night, I was working for American Express as an
operator. We were living in Mineola, NY, and I worked in Huntsville,
NY. Out on Long Island.
My job was very simple: I answered the phone and gave authorization
for people to use their American Express cards. This was before it
was all automated. We handled calls from all over the USA including
My boss brought in several bottles of champagne and every hour when
another part of the country celebrate - we celebrated, too.
We were so inebriated by the time we went home, we all had to go to
breakfast at a local diner so we could sober up.
Two weeks later, I left for Alaska and college.
That is one of my favorite memories of New Year's Eve.