‘Good life lessons’: Tim Houston

By Tim Houston

About the author: Tim Houston of Saltillo has worked at MTD 19 years. He and his wife Hazel are the parents of two grown sons, Randell, 35 and Rick, 33. He is also grandfather to Ricky, 13; Jon Jon, 12; Paige, 10, all of Mantachie, and 10-year-old Sean, who lives in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tim wrote this essay about his father, Neal Houston of Saltillo.

By Tim Houston

My Dad is a very special person, and a very hard-working man.
He started working when he was 15 years old, and he is still with the same company 66 years later.
He is a very determined man, with strong will, and one of the smartest people I have ever known.
He helps others and he always has a solution for any problem that comes up, whether it be mechanical, electrical or just everyday issues that might arise.
He taught me very good life lessons through the years, and I love and respect him for everything he has accomplished in his life.
He is unselfish in every way, and I am very proud to call him Dad.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Thanks for all you do and have done for me and all of our family.
We love you. You are the best.