Second man from the left is my grandfather, Harvey Hershel Pickens.
I believe this was taken outside Thurow Electrics, where my grandfather worked in the 1950’s.
As far back as I can remember, Papa was always in sales. The earliest job I can recall, is when he worked at Baird Mobile Homes in Tampa. At that time, mobile homes was a booming industry. It was an affordable to own a home, and there were fewer restrictions on placement. A while later, he worked with my uncle, Fred Baity in Franklyn homes. I don’t recall much about that job. And , after that, both grandparents real estate liscenses. He sold home in a subdivision call ” Casa del Sol ” which was in Bradenton. It doesn’t seem like sales would be a profession in which a quiet unassuming man could succeed, but, he did. I believe it was due to his honesty and integrity, characteristics on which I place a great deal of importance.