Submitted by: Edward Biron
SKIP’S Legacy is a story of the life and times Edward (Skip) Biron, describing what it was like growing up in the USA during the 1930’s and 1940’s, before the advent of television, personal computers, cell phones, and such. The narrative reveals how the author was able to achieve success in the technical world without benefit of a college education. The entire story demonstrates what a guy can accomplish with his life through ingenuity, persistence and faith in one’s self.
About the author:
Edward “Skip” Biron was born during the Great Depression and was raised in New England during the 1930’s and 1940’s. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1948. He served a hitch in the Navy as a radioman during the Korean Conflict. Skip retired after nearly 40 years of service with the original Ma Bell; starting out as a relay adjuster with Western Electric and retiring as a Senior Planning Engineer with AT&T in December 1989. Skip became a self-made man who was never hampered by any thought of “it can’t be done” or “it can’t be fixed.” He holds a U. S. Patent entitled: “System for Pulse Modulating a Signal.” Skip has written numerous publications and technical literature for which he has been recognized. Mr. Biron is currently living his “golden” years in a retirement community in Southern New Hampshire where he is known as the “go-to-guy.”