Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 81

Chicken Spinach Salad with Fruit Bowl Healthty Options Available We Do Not Use MSG • Gluten-Free Options Follow Us On Facebook • Winner of Multiple Awards Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m. • Sunday: 8 a.m. 101 W. Church St., Weatherford, TX 76086 • 817-594-8717 Family Owned and Operated Since 1957 Greene’s Florist 701 N. Main ~ Weatherford, TX 76086 817-594-2733 AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY mechanic, he could do it all — change oil, check your brakes, and whatever Don asked him to do. After working at the same place with the same people for 16 years, it becomes a part of you. “It’s like home. I spend a lot of time here. Just being around Don is like home. It’s the people, not the building that makes it home,” Boyd said. His best days on the job were when he was making money; worst days were when he wasn’t making money. The question is, what is next for Boyd? “I have no idea. I really have no idea at all,” he said. He is looking for any kind of job that will give him a steady paycheck.  About five years ago Boyd was diagnosed with colon cancer. Then something amazing happened. The community came to his rescue. “They really pulled through for me, because I was out of work. Insured for nothing. I took their money and paid my medical bills. They took care of all that for me,” Boyd said. With the help of Parker County, he was victorious in his battle with cancer. Boyd can’t thank the people enough who helped him get a second chance at life.  Businesses like Don’s Chevron and people like Don Carney and Boyd Bush help make Weatherford a great community. Parker County hasn’t been the same since Don closed his doors for the last time in late June. Don’s Chevron cared for its customers like they’d care for members of their family while doing what they did best which, of course, was working on cars and helping spread the love of Weatherford and Parker County. 79