Little League Baseball

29 08 2016

I watched the Little League World Series this past week and it brought back many great memories of my Little League days. We had a blast.

1962 Tri-County All Stars-1Tri-County All Star Team – 1962
from Hohenwald, Centerville, Linden and Lobelville

Billy Marbet (tallest player standing) and Ronnie Pope (2nd player standing from left) are still two of my closest friends. That’s me kneeling with the dark glasses.

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Mike Sisco

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Billy Marbet

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Ronnie Pope

Hohenwald-62Hohenwald Dixie Youth Team – 1962

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Y2K Bugs

6 03 2016

It was 1999 and every IT organization in the world was getting ready for what might happen when the clock turned over from 1999 to 2000. Lots of programming work to insure there were no date issues. Then, when 2000 happened, nothing actually happened, , , no elevators stopped working, , , no power grids shut down, , , nothing we heard of that actually happened when the year 2000 rolled in.

To have some fun prior to the eventful night, a few of us dressed up as Y2K bugs in a company contest. People in the restaurant we went to for lunch thought we were a bit strange, , , they were probably right, , , but we won the contest and that was a big deal.

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Eddie Sisco graduates

6 03 2016

After Eddie’s automobile accident, we were not sure how much he would be able to achieve. A key milestone was graduating high school and walking across the stage (with Mr. Mitchell’s help) to receive his diploma.

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Best day of my life – marrying Miss Dorine

6 03 2016

December 26, 1970, , , home on leave to marry Dorine. It was the start of something special.

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Dorine Louque “Sisco”, my best friend and now my wife

Dorine_Mike_wedding3The wedding party





Bogey and me

28 02 2016

After getting discharged from the US Marine Corps, I went back to school to get my degree. It was the mid-1970’s and a different time. Sitting here with our Irish Setter – Bogey.

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From my IBM Scrapbook

3 01 2015

I began my career with IBM back in the late 1970’s when small and mid-size companies were buying their first computer. It was an exciting time called the “mini-computer days”.

One of the things I remember most was the great fun we had at IBM amidst some very hard work and long hours. It was a great experience where I learned the value of “working hard and playing hard”.

You may be experiencing some of the best time of your career right now. You owe it to yourself to capture a few memories along the way.

Here are a few photos from my IBM days:

Mike Sisco_IBMReceiving an award from Bryan Hathcock, , , Jim Cockerham and Jim Richie

Ginger and I receive Salesman of the Month honors from Macon Lee

After the meeting we played golf and had a big cookout, something we did once a year and it was great spending time on the big houseboat on the lake

A presentation in an off-site event

It was the days of the 3-piece suit and white shirts, , , an early presentation

Ron Scarbrough and me after a sales call

This is what it’s all about, , , my two senior mentors who helped me so much in my early career are on both sides as I receive a Regional IBM Manager’s Award.
Macon Lee, Charles Carroll, Me, Jim Cockerham, Jeannie Brunson

Charles Carroll and Jim Cockerham influenced my career considerably and I’ll always owe them a huge debt of gratitude.





Eddie Sisco’s Junior Golf Record

3 01 2015

Eddie was a good young golfer as evidenced by his Junior Golf Record shown below. Dorine took him all over Georgia to play in Junior Tournaments, and he sure did enjoy them.

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