Town Square

Post a New Topic

MV fix-it man hangs up tools after 50 years

Original post made on Jan 21, 2014

John Acord didn't start out as an appliance repairman. He was working on oil rigs in Saudi Arabia for Standard Oil when he and his wife decided to move back to California for the sake of their young son's schooling. Fixing broken washing machines and the like was a sideline he'd picked up overseas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:24 AM

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Resident
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm

What a gem! Best wishes for a long (and well-deserved) retirement!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Resident
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I've known John since the 1980s and can attest to his work and honesty and the placement of his sticker on every washer and dryer he every repaired. Thank you John and I'm sorry to see retire but you deserve it. Enjoy!


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,782 views

Don't fund the rape culture at my alma mater
By Jessica T | 33 comments | 2,043 views

Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,910 views

Palo Alto and Bay Area Election Facts and Thoughts on the Implications
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 1,413 views

Fancy Fast and Fun!
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,132 views