For the past 24 years my son-in-law and myself, operating under the name of Hung Right Sign Installations have been servicing national and local Sign fabricators with the installation of their products. Many times as we drive around the greater Maryland area between jobs, we pass by Signs that we installed for our many clients and customers over these many years. Each and every Sign brings back memories of the day we put them in their final resting place for all the world to see.
At 69 yrs. of age, many times I'm asked why I still work at a trade that sometimes, especially in hot weather, presents a physical challenge to an old bird like me. I routinely answer, " because if I wanna' eat pretty much whatever I wanna' eat, I have to burn those callories up." Like many guys my age, I have diabetes 2 and therefore I must keep a constant check on my blood sugar. On days where I perform physical work helping my son-in-law, my blood sugar remains within a consistant low range. However, when I only drive and hire a youngster to help Chuck, many times my blood sugar is higher than it should be. So if I want to live a long and happy life and eat whatever I want, then I either have to work or go to a gym and work out.
All through the 1970's I was a body builder and worked out 4 and 5 days per week. Every other day I ran 12 times around a quarter mile highschool track. The dicipline of doing this for 10 solid years has instilled in me the ability to pace myself physically and has stymied the ageing process. Watching my diet and never smoking throughout my life has also helped me at this late age.
When you first log onto our web site, you'll hear my record which was cut at A&R studios in NYC in 1969. The flip side of that 45 rpm record was the A side, but the B side Whirlpool will get you reved up and in the mood to view our slideshow displaying many of the installations we've performed. It sounds like it should be the theme song for a James Bond thriller so I've often been told. Go to http://baltimorejam.org/MartyThompson/thompson.html and you'll find the A side of my record, both of which I wrote the music and lyrics and many pics of me in my younger days. Thank you for reading and listening thus far. If you'd like a CD of many songs I've recorded , then your wish is my command. Just leave your info im my guestbook and I'll oblige. Thank you and remember a business without a Sign is a sign of no business.