..........Jim High...........

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"Jim High Summer 1950"
  10/31/05 Jim said.....

After graduating from South Gate California High school in 1950 I spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy. I was stationed on the submarine USS Spinax. Also, while in the Navy I attended a 9 months school in electronics.

Just before I got out of the Navy, my sister suggested that because of my electronics experience I should try to get a job with IBM. I asked her, “Who is IBM?” The world has changed since then.

I spent 14 years working for IBM and while working for them I got a job on the graveyard shift and went to college during the day. When I graduated I applied for and was promoted from repairman to “System’s Engineer”. This job was to help IBM’s customers with the IBM equipment designing and programming. I finally left IBM and went to work for one of their customers as a “Data Processing Manager”. The name “Data Processing” has changed since then and today it is normally referred to as “Information Systems”. I spent the rest of my career at several companies designing and programming systems. Eventually the personal computer came along and I got one at home and I have been using them ever since.

            "Jim with second wife Roni in 1982".

I have been married 3 times. The marriage resulted in 4 children and than a divorce. The second marriage ended when my wife died of lung cancer when she was 47 years old. Today I am married to wife number 3, Timmie.

"Jim with wife Timmie and George in the middle smiling"