Day 3: Pizza party and Bruning Tecnometal

Mom sends her hellos to everyone this morning in her email to me.  Here is what she wrote: The pizza party was really nice.  We ended up talking to 11:30 PM.  We (Molly and I) had a lot to catch up on.  Yes, they turned the heat on in the hotel room and last night…

Mom in Brazil Day 2 – “Who’s Tom Brady?”

On Tuesday, Mom called around 4:00 pm (6:00 in Horizontina).  She was changing clothes before being picked up by her colleague Molly to head to her house for pizza.  Molly works for Horizontina and is from the states.  She’s been at the plant for three years now and have been helping Mom get used to…

A First for Mom

This afternoon, my mom will be boarding a plane heading to Brazil for a business trip.  As a 35+ year employee of John Deere, they felt that Mom should go on this trip before she retires early next year, not just for the work, but also for the experience.  Deere has a plant in Horizontina,…