Thursday, November 6, 2014


gas station | attendant | full service | Pumping gas | nightwatchman |

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   I remember my job as a gas station attendant during my days in College. That was the days where the attendant pumped the gas.

              Stantion Attandent pumping gas into old Buggy car.
                Op's Please Excuse me. It was not quite that long ago.

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   In the 1950's we preformed all services which the motorist asked for.
   When a car pulled into the station and parked at the pump, the attendant would approach the driver's door and ask the driver what they wanted. Usually they wanted gas, which the attendant would put the nozzle in the tank tube and started the pump by clicking the handle on the nozzle like we do today. He would go about the rest including washing the windshield etc.

   I remember the factory behind our station of the side street. I remember the man who was hired shortly after I started working at the station. He was hired as a night watchman as the factory had been experiencing great losses recently, so the man was ordered to check the bags and pockets of the workers as they left.

   One evening one worker tried to leave the plant with a wheelbarrow full of newspapers.


  The night watchman was immediately suspicious.

   "Hey, Bud," he ordered. "Let me take a look at what's under all those paper." The night watchman diligently looked, but he found nothing but newspapers.

   "You see," explained the worker."I pick up all the extra newspapers in the loungers and take them to the recycle plant. That was I save a few trees and make a little money."

   For the next few months, the worker left every night with a wheelbarrow full of newspapers, but the watchman remained alert and checked them every night.

One evening the night watchman got a summons to his supervisor's office. Without a word of explanation, the supervisor fired the night watchman.

   "What! As long as I was on duty, absolutely nothing was stolen from this plant!"

   "Oh, really?" said the supervisor. "Then how do you account for the fact that our recent audit shows that we have lost two hundred wheelbarrows?"

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P.S. Do you see all the benefits here in IBO or are you overlooking them?

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Monday, October 13, 2014


| Humor | Heart Surgeon | 1935 Limousine | open drivers compartment | Educational |


Dear Readers,

   I am finally back to writing on IBO. I have completed most of the new
project and have a little time to write.

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   I have decided to share a little humor with you. This is an old one which
I have heard many times and I can't remember when I heard it first. However, I think it also has some educational value.

   Trading Jobs.

   A heart surgeon had developed a new operating procedure that would cut down the time that heart surgery would take. He began to make more money lecturing on his new procedure than actually using the procedure. So he decided to lecture full time.

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    He hired a driver and purchased a limousine. After about six months of lecturing, his driver turned to him and said, "You know, this is not completely fair."             

   "What do you mean?"

   "Well, you get paid $50,000 every time you do this lecture, and that's more than I get paid in a year." complained the driver.

   The surgeon explained that the procedure was very complicated and he and only he could explain it.

   "That's not true. I've heard your lecture so often, I know I could deliver it just as well."

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   So the driver and the surgeon traded places. The driver gave a wonderful presentation and answered many questions. Finally a member of the audience stood and asked a very complexes question.

   The driver responded. "You know, I have done this lecture 187 times, and I have never been asked such and easy question. As a matter of fact, that question is SO basic that I am going to let my driver answer it."


   Yes, It is good to stick your neck out once in a while because not trying to step forward will not advance you. But at the same time, keep in mind  that
someone might help you as they may have more experience to help you succeed.

   Yes, it is coming, just around the corner.
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P.S. I hope I can get it done! Tomorrow is our 57 th Anniversary!
I am working on a special PR about it.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Harley Petersen| Vitamin D | Vitamin D |Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms |
Hello IBO and to my readers!

   Since some of you might be thinking that I am getting awful slow and if I will ever get to the big announcement  And you have been right.

   I also know that some of you still have the Big Announcement on in your memory.
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   I am sorry for the delay of completing our project and my absence of writing Press Releases for the last couple of months

   I had a 6 month check up with our Dr. this Monday. I told him that I had a slight spell Sunday like the feeling I had two years ago as my Heart Attack happened.

   Dr had his assistance take X rays, and blood tests. Electric Cardiogram, OH the gal had 7 tubes in her hand. I asked her if I would have any blood left when she was done. She said a little if I was a good boy.

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    Everything is very good except my Vitamin D  level is extremely low.Mine tested 14.9 units and healthy is between 30 and 100 with 100 being the most desired.

   I did a search on the internet and found that low vitamin D can cause a great reduction of activity in our brain, like confusion, lack of ability to connect information. Now I know why it became harder and harder over the last three months to get my work done. I would sit and stare at the computer and wonder what to do.

   I took my first capsule 3 hours ago and I feel much better already. I feel like I am waking up. Vitamin D has a big effect on the nerves and their ability to activate the brain function

   I am sorry for the lost time of production,  but thankful for God's healing and the ability he has given Doctors.


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P.S. Project  is  coming soon.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Long sleeve shirt | Short Sleeve shirt | aging | Wrinkled skin |

Well, Hello IBO world.

   You know that as I got up this morning and started to dress, I looked at my forearm and wondered how I could wear a short sleeve shirt..I felt like I would have to get out an iron and press the wrinkles
out of my skin, So I decided to put a long sleeve shirt on again.

  Aging: what is it like? Even though I still think just like I have always
in the past, younger people see us completely different . For an example, I heard about a ninety-five year old lady who had a baby, thanks to modern medical technology.

   Now wait a minute, don't shake your head and mumble about this, You know that Abraham and Sara had one at age 100 years and several more after, OK.

   Well, the media got word of this and set up a news conference with her.They agreed with her that they could all come one afternoon to
meet her and the little one.

   That afternoon, local and national newspaper and TV companies invaded her house. The small cottage was overrun with relatives and reporters.

   After interviewing the new mom, the interviewers asked to see the baby.

   "Not yet," sweetly replied the new mother."
   "Well," complained the reporters, "When can we see the baby."  
   "When she cries --- I forgot where I put her."


   Yes, go ahead and have a chuckle or laugh, but please don't laugh at us. Your see, as I approach 77 years of age this July 7th. I might have
to think a few seconds or minutes or even hours before the word or name I want (or need) for the conversation comes to my mind.

   Senile? well maybe, but I really believe there is more to it than meets our eyes.

   Here is an example which gives us some insight. The computers were designed (by accident or knowledgeable) to work like our brains. And the more information stored in the hard drive, the longer it takes to retrieve that information.


    This is not as easy to recognize now as it used to be with the early computers.  I had my first computer in 1983 and an article like this would take maybe four or five minutes to be brought up out of the hard drive. Now it is as fast as a blink of an eye.

   Well, there are things we miss and new things happen, like loosing hair on top of our head and it springs up in the most unusual and irritating  places. But ask us anyway, because all of us have wisdom in one subject or another.

   Wisdom?  Knowing from experience what works and what doesn't work.  Ask someone, you might find some very good advice.


   Oh, Yes, I have been pretty absent for the last 30 days as I have been busy with organizing and developing the project which we will announce very soon now.


Harley Petersen


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