Judy Gallien:  

Pride High SchoolClass of 1960
Pride, LA
San diego, CA
Baton rouge, LA

Judy's Story

To My friends, I finished my 1/2 PE credit at Baton Rouge High after leaving Pride. I still consider myself as being a Pride graduate, as that is were I spent most of my school years. I got married to a wonderful man, Joseph Gallien. Staying home however got boring. So for lack of more money I went to Draughon Business College. There I studied classes in IBM, which was the beginning of computers in the work industry. Remotely similar were the machines I studied there to the PC of today. After finishing my studies I got a job with the Baton Rouge City Police immediately and worked there for four years before making the move to San Diego, CA. Once here I went directly to working for Sol Price, who started Costco later. The job was boring so left there and went to work for the federal government. Worked with four other people helping to implement the 3M (materials, maintenance and management) program for the military. Loved the work and after the program was in place I went to work with secured data transmissions with the federal government. During this time I worked with paper cards, paper tape and magnetic tape. During my time with the federal government I attended San Diego Community College evenings studying programming and updating my skills for the computer industry. I stayed with the federal government until the unexpected death of my Mother in 1968. From 1968 through 1972 I did volunteer work at our local hospital, helping them with their computer work. In 1973 my daughter was born. I then stayed home for the next six years to raise my daughter. Once she began first grade, I went to work. First I would drop her off to school and then go to work. I would leave work at 3pm to pickup my daughter. During this time I worked for the "California Republican Newspaper" once again in data processing. I stayed with them until 1985 when their office was moved. Seeing that the P/C was beginning to move into the business world it was back to school again. During this time I had a friend and her husband was a State Farm Insurance Agent. She begged me to go to work for her husband. He had no computer training and badly needed to have someone with knowledge of the computer, since he knew the future would be with computers. I took the job after updat...Expand for more
ing of my skills and it was back to school once again. This time it was not for computers. Instead I needed a license in the different types of insurance that State Farm sold. This way I would be able to help the people whenever they had a question. The job was wonderful, working with people and computers made me content. Of course things change and I must go back to school to continue my training in both insurance and the computer. In insurance we have to have continuing education in order to keep our license current as long as we stay in the field. The man I originally went to work for will be retiring September 30 of this year. In his place taking over the office and the clients will be a twenty-eight year old gentlemen that has gone through State Farm's training to become an agent for them. After all was said and done I will be staying on with the new gentleman. I am excited to be working and thoroughly enjoy helping people (I consider most of them friends) to understand insurance and their particular needs. With the wonderful people I work with and meet on a daily basis I hope to work until I physically or mentally can't do the work or should I never enjoy my work. I am looking forward to many more years of working with people that are so wonderful. Working has allowed me to travel to many different parts of the United States, which has been most enjoyable. Also being in a field that involves computers offers challenges and changes each day. In 2010 with my father ill it was time for me to quit working and give some time to my father. My father passed away 4/6/2012. I do miss him. During our time in San Diego we have lived in two homes. The first one we bought when we moved here. The current home we are in now was bought in 1984. This one is a little large for us now; but my daughter wants the property when we are no longer around; therefore we will stay here. My wish is that all of my friends past, current and future is that they too should have as good of a life or better (if that is possible), as I have been blessed with. Sincerely, Judy Powers Gallien P.S. Please overlook any errors as I am not a writer. Enjoyed writing in school, however I so infrequently write today that I do not enjoy writing as much and am not near as good.
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