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             Tuesday, February 18 2003  

Where are they now? Robin Rose

Born April 4, 1965, Jackson Township native Robin Rose is the youngest of three daughters born to Hobert and Lillian (Cocho) Rose. Robin's sister Alarice "Rasi" Moss lives in Revloc and her sister Natalie makes her home in sunny Orlando, Florida.

Robin Rose
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Robin is a 1983 graduate of Central Cambria High School where she was a four-year member of both the mixed and girls choruses. She competed for two years on the girls swim team and four years on the girls softball team. Leaving Penn State University after three years, she is now working toward a degree in psychology at Columbus U.com.

A United Parcel Service employee since 1994 when a friend suggested she apply for a job, Robin spent her first six years with UPS as a driver/delivery person in the State College area. In 2000, she advanced to driver supervisor at the Lancaster Center which mandated her moving to Lititz. Her management and leadership skills then prompted a lateral move to her current position as the Central Pennsylvania District Safety Supervisor, where she oversees the the safety training of the 4000 employees in her district. "Training is first and foremost," she says. "I train the newly hired drivers how to drive the big brown trucks." Teaching other supervisors how to conduct their safety classes along with helping to maintain Occupation Safety and Health Administration compliance regarding policy on vehicle emissions along with record keeping are also part of her responsibilities. She investigates accidents and injuries involving UPS vehicles and personnel and uses her experience as a driver to develop teaching methods to prevent their reccurance. Her new position involves a lot of travel, and she frequently attends safety training classes at various locations around the country. "I get training so that I can train others." she says.

One of the welcome benefits of her new supervisory position is that she no longer is required to contend with man's best friend. As a UPS driver, she was occasionally the recipient of a not-so-friendly canine's bite. "Dogs were often a major problem," she says. However, her dislike and fear of dogs on the job didn't carry over to her personal life. Robin is the owner of a two-year-old 200-pound great Dane named "Huntley."

"Hunting and fishing with my dad are some of my favorite memories," she says. "My dad taught me how to fish as soon as I could hold a rod...I guess a was five or six years old at the time." Robin says Duman's Lake was a favorite fishing spot... "My dad would take me to Duman's and we would fish for sunfish from a rowboat." Raised on Chickaree Mountain, Robin says she remembers"the quiet times on Chickaree with my mom...I was the little innocent bystander while my older sisters did older-sister things."

Like many of us who grew up in a kinder more gentle time, she says, "I miss the carefree days as a child...everything was so relaxed then, nobody was in a hurry to get anywhere and people had time for each other." Robin hasn't lived locally since 1983. Currently living in Lititz, she gets home every few months to visit family.

Her hopes for her old neighborhood? "I hope for less financial depression and I hope the children growing up there now will appreciate it as much as I did." Anyone wishing to say hello can find Robin at RRR4me@aol.com.

If you have a suggestion for a subject for Where Are They Now, please write Judy Rose.

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Word play

1. A bicycle can't stand alone because it is two-tired.
2. What's the definition of a will? It's a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
4. A backward poet writes inverse.
5. In democracies, your vote counts; In feudalism your count votes.

Thought for the day

Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature; but he is a thinking reed. There is no need for the whole universe to take up arms to crush him: a vapor, a drop of water is enough to kill him. But even if the universe were to crush him, man would still be nobler than his slayer, because he knows that he is dying and the advantage the universe has over him. The universe knows nothing of this.

—Blaise Pascal 1623-1662
French mathematician and philosopher, Pensees
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