For the public – Edward F. Ehlers |

For the public – Edward F. Ehlers

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My job title: Gold Country Stage bus driver.

What I do in my job: Drive a bus!

Why my job is important to the public: It transports those customers who no longer drive their own car or prefer the bus.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: The skills to maintain a scheduled route safely and with courtesy.

The best part of my job is: Working a couple of days a week and lots of time off after work.

A day at work I’ll always remember was…: The difficult test performed with a California Highway Patrol instructor watching every move.

How I got my job: Saw an advertisement in the newspaper and decided this job could be one more challenge.

How long I’ve been working here: Since ’99.

My dream job would be: A forest ranger, if they paid more.

My family: Wife, two children, three grandchildren, one sister in Las Vegas and many more relatives in Pittsburgh, Pa.

My hobbies: Golf, traveling, gold panning, bicycling (not too much anymore).

My dream vacation: I’m going this December to Beijing, China, with my wife. Maybe Fiji after that trip.

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: Rambo Stallone.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My lovely wife!

My heroes: All the men and women of the armed forces who go constantly in harm’s way to preserve our freedom and way of life.

The best book I’ve read lately…: “Fist of God” by Frederick Forsyth.

I like living in Nevada County because…: We chose this area after living in most of the western states and Alaska at one time or another. It’s the “garden spot” of the world!


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