Philip W. Choate
|Married Number of Children 2 Grand Children
2 Great Grand Children
Parts Manager in various new car/new truck dealerships over the years
Military Service (Branch/Date/Locations/The Good/The Bad)
U.S. Army drafted the November after graduation
Reading (I do way to much, the wife says I never get anything else done
Most significant thing in my life between 1965 and 1970
Marriage and the birth of my daughter on Friday 13th 1970Best job I ever had (or place of residence) and why
From 1989 to 1994 I worked for a dealership in Houston owned by Bud Adams who also owned the Houston Oilers. I was lucky enough to attend many Oilers games in the Box provided by Mr. Adams for some of his employees. Also the General Manager at the dealership was a real car guy and became a friend.
Worst job I ever had (or place of residence) and what I learned from it
I lived in one house for 27 years and should have moved after about 15. The neighborhood went to pot for various reasons and I should have sold and moved while I could still get full value for the house. I learned that if you have a gut feeling about something it is better to act on it than not.
Ready to retire Ė or more dragons to slay
About what I have been doing for the past 10 years. Watching the grand-kids grow up and working.
Best book(s) Iíve read since 1965
This is a hard one. I am a big
Favorite movie(s) Iíve watched since 1965
The Green Mile, Forrest Gump,
My most enjoyable trip/vacation
My brother and I rode motorcycles to Canada about 20 years ago and it seems as if it were yesterday. The trip was beautiful and my brother and I have enjoyed a closeness that I truly value ever since
Most rewarding thing about the last 40 years
Watching my kids grow up to be healthy productive people and knowing that I had at least a little to do with it.
Three things I did that I never dreamed of doing in 1965
The motorcycle trip
Three things I havenít done but would like to (or will) do
Go on another bike trip
Personality trait or quality I like most about myself
I am honest and truly care about other people
Most important lesson I learned from my spouse/best friend
To not be too hard on myself. And that my kids are grown and really do know what they are doing without me having to guide them