Joe Grimm

 

 

Where do you live currently?

Flushing in Queens

Known In Hicksville High as:

Joe but now known as “Tahiti Joe”

Spouse/Partner…

Hye Kyong (Jiny)

Were you classmates at HHS?

No!!!

Where did you meet? How long ago?

We met 19 years ago in a Korean restaurant

Married How Long? Date Married:

10 Years, March 20, 2002

Children/Grandchildren:

I have two children from my first marriage and a total of 5 grand children

Occupation/Trade/Profession:

Retired from NYSDOT…but now do part time bartending

Education Beyond High School :

Some College

Military Service:

United States Army Military Policeman from 1964-1966

Hobbies/Pastimes:

Travel, Sailing and sports until I’m too old to participate

Now, the hard one. Tell us what we need to know. Give us 50 years in the space below:

Worked 35 years with New York State Department of Transportation on all state funded LIRR projects. The first task was the elevation of the tracks in Hicksville . I was two years in the army before I started work with NYS. After my third marriage, I finally got it right! I sailed up and down the east coast as delivery crew on an ocean racer. Took a 54 foot motor yacht to Florida on the Intra-Coastal. Did a lot of travelling; Caribbean trips; 5 vacations in Europe; Canary Islands, Hawaii , Korea and trips to Tahiti (paradise).

Finally, if you had to do it all over again, I would…not change very much. Everything, both good and bad, makes for a good learning experience.