Don Rayner was born in England, grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His wife is also from England. They have two children and three grandsons. For twenty nine years he worked at Bethlehem Steel Co. until the plant was closed in 1992. He then went to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and obtained an associate degree in Computers and Office Information Systems. He then worked twelve years for a company that made books for the US Navy. They lost the contract and he then worked at various jobs through out the area from delivering auto parts to internet merchandiser. He is a "Jack of all trades." He belongs to Allied Artists of Johnstown, Community Arts Center of Cambria County and does watercolor paintings and wooden craft items.
At Bethlehem Steel Co. he performed various jobs including working in the Coke Plant, Axle Plant and Steelmaking. He did everything from laborer to supervisor. When he was laid off he would find jobs in other fields such as in the hospital laundry and security guard at a several businesses.
He grew up in a much simpler time. There were no video games or cell phones. Read his book "Winter Is My Middle Name" and you will see what it was like. Everyone from 12 to 112 will enjoy this book.
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Winter Is My Middle Name
by Don Rayner
It was a much simpler time; there were no cell phones, computers, or video games. People still gathered around the radio to listen to 'Superman' and 'Fiber Magee and Molly'. If they were lucky enough to have a TV, it was black and white and all kitchen appliances were white. There was no Internet or Amazon, only the Sears Catalog where you could order a toy train or a Craftsman house!
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