My story about Exxon and my favorite memory.

In 1984 Exxon was testing for employment. I was working at Sterling High School in the cafeteria. My oldest son Junior was working at Ronnie’s grocery store in Highlands and wanted to work for Exxon.

To test you had to stand in line, first come, first test, until full.

In 1978 I had gone to work for Food Service at Goose Creek school, so I could help our three boys buy feed for their 4-H and FFA animals.

I got off work at 2:00 p.m. and got in line for Junior. I was at the front of the line! When Junior got off work from Ronnie’s he went home and prayed, then came up for the test. He was 3rd in line.

He tested and was hired and started working in March 1985 and retired 29-1/2 years later.

Thankfully he has a good retirement with Exxon. Harland and I are so proud of our three boys. They have done very well in 4-H and FFA. If it wasn’t for Exxon where would Baytown be? We love it!

Gracie Forrest

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