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The World of Joe Ossenmacher-Bedford

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Hello! I am Joe Ossenmacher-Bedford. I am 40 years old. I live in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, with my wife, Jill; Guinness and Max, the dogs, and Patina, Salt and Pepper, the cats.

Jill and I own Hausfrau Housecleaning, a residential housecleaning service in Knoxville.

In my spare time, I am a tennis and running fanatic, with memberships in the United States Tennis Association (lifetime member) and the Knoxville Track Club. Jill is also a serious runner and a four-time marathoner, and she is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Knoxville Track Club. We also both enjoy playing poker and chess.

I was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and lived in Livonia, Michigan until 1976, attending McKinley Elementary School. I lived in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from 1976 until 1996. I attended TMI Academy, Sweetwater High School, and Hiwassee College. I also worked for Hardee's, Cracker Barrel, Olan Mills, Comfort Inn, and Rave Carpets in Sweetwater; WENR Radio in Englewood; Monroe County Publishing in Madisonville; and Standard Life Insurance in Knoxville. I lived in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, from 1996-2000, working for Rave Carpets in Oak Ridge and Factory Carpet Warehouse in Knoxville. Jill and I moved to Knoxville in August of 2000, where I have worked for Talbots and New York Life.

This page has a little bit of history to it! I am proud to say that I was one of the tiny little pioneers of the Internet revolution, as I first put this homepage up in 1995. (How many of you remember GNN?) As you can imagine, it looks very different now. However, I have kept one attribute of the page exactly the same for 12 years now: Pinhead saying, "This is not a normal page." That's something of an inside joke. I got that phrase from the GNN software, as an error message. I moved to GeoCities after GNN went under. I have been here so long that I remember GeoCities initial incarnation as a virtual global "neighborhood" (yes, that's why they call it GeoCities). I "lived" in Paris at 6237.


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