Written by Gary Wonning
May fifteenth, nineteen sixty-seven was an important day in my life. It was the day my seniority officially began at United Parcel Service.
Although I applied for the position in March during a driving blizzard, by the time I was hired , trained, and began accumulating seniority, two months had eclipsed.
I was born to drive, I grew up on a farm and I began driving a tractor at an early age and had several years of driving experience before reaching the age of sixteen when I could legally drive on public roads.
Always striving to drive safely and accident free, with the aid of UPS training, I achieved twenty-six years of accident free safe driving.
After retirement, I continued to drive professionally for many years in positions that didn’t conflict with my union restrictions.
One of the most enjoyable positions was driving the Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle , driving clients from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix to Sedona Arizona, one of the most beautiful areas in the world, and after moving to Florida, for many years I drove people to the various air and cruise ports in the state.
After nearly seventy years of driving, I am starting to tire a little and no longer desire to drive fifty thousand miles a year. I continue to drive and will always enjoy it, but now it’s all about driving for pleasure, and not as much.
Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.
Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.
Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.
Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.
What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.
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