• Jack Newman and Amy’s New Dog

    By Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    When I was about 12 years old, I remember my father being called out on one of his garage door repair jobs, much like any other day when he would set off in the morning with his truck full of tools and spare parts. On this day, and I will explain why I remember this one ...

  • There’s Often More Than One Way to Fix a Problem

    By Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    I will always remember one story my father told us one evening as we sat around and listened to yet another of his tales. The thing with my father was that no matter how many stories he told us of his experiences as a garage door repair man, they never got boring.   On this occasion he ...

  • Mr. Newman and His New Friends

    By Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    My father would always tell us a new story about how he mended garage doors and the problems he encountered, the people he met along the way and some of the things he found. This particular story is a very personal one and one that I, as his daughter, am particularly thankful for. Soon after my father ...

  • Mr. Newman and the Hidden Treasure

    By Monday, February 15, 2016

    Whenever we could, we would all gather around the dinner table together to hear my father’s stories of how he used to fix garage doors as part of his residential garage door service, of the people he met and the adventures he would sometimes find himself on. This evening was no exception as he recounted ...

  • Mr. Newman and The Inventor

    By Thursday, February 4, 2016

    One evening while we were all sitting at the dinner table with my mother and father, my father, as he usually did, told us a story of one of his days at work as a garage door repair man. My father, Jack Newman, was a clever man and had always been interested in making things ...

  • Mr. Newman and His Lucky Escape

    By Tuesday, January 26, 2016

    My father, always one to share a tale of his experiences as a garage door repair man, sat around the dinner table one evening told us about the time he almost got bitten by some fearsome guard dogs at a client's house. My father, Jack Newman, was well known for his residential garage door service in ...

  • Mr. Newman Meets the Windsors

    By Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    My father once recounted a story, as he often did around the dinner table, about the time he was called to repair a garage door for a well-known English family called the Windsors. OK, it wasn’t ‘the’ Windsors as in the British Royal Family, but he did happen to know they had a large house ...

  • A Creative and Heartwarming Solution

    By Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    I remember one day back in the summer several years ago when my garage door stuck halfway open (or halfway closed depending on your outlook on life), and I was unable to get my car out. I immediately called my Father, because, as luck would have it, he used to be a garage door repairman. My ...