Wednesday, September 24, 2008
My father's 60th anniversary at F&M
|My father, Kenneth Walker, just celebrated his 60th anniversary working at Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M). This is a remarkable feat, especially in today's world of business. His anniversary comes at a particularly disturbing time, when panic is permeating Wall Street and the financial markets. Over his 60 years with the Bank, my dad was no stranger to panic – a cyclical condition – yet he knew how to weather the financial storms. My father's anniversary with the bank has caused me to stop and think about the lessons I have learned from him and how his core values of honesty and integrity are increasingly rare.