James Betelle, Where Are You?

The Search for a Lost Architect

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Mr. Betelle was a kindly man who appreciated good work from his employees and had a personal interest in their welfare. The epitaph he chose for Mr. Guilbert’s grave might well be repeated for Mr. Betelle — TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE. — Terese A. Coburn, Secretary to Betelle

Great JOB’s Through History

July 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Miscellaneous

James O. Betelle is referred to throughout this site as JOB, a highly-regarded abbreviation through recorded history. Here we celebrate the Job/JOB/GOBs that have shaped our world.

Job

Job: Biblical dude. “…he is described as a rich, blessed man who fears God and lives righteously. Satan, however, challenges Job’s integrity, and so God gives Job into Satan’s hand, ending in tragedy for Job: the loss of his children, wealth, and physical soundness.” Tough gig.

JOB: “…a popular brand of cigarette paper produced by Republic Tobacco in Perpignan, France. In 1838, a French craftsman named Jean Bardou came up with the idea for a booklet of rolling papers made of thin, pure rice paper. The initials “JB” separated by a diamond became such a common sight that people began referring to them as JOB, thus the brand-name was born.” The fact that the users were stoned had no bearing on the misreading of the label, none at all.

J.O.B.: James Oscar Betelle, a world-renowned architect, with precisely one website dedicated to him.

Steve Jobs: Started a little company. Not much else is known about him.

G.O.B. (Gob): George Oscar Bluth II. Magician. Lover. Father of STEVE HOLT! Is reported to have said, “I’ve got the marriage and none of the good parts. It’s like so far it’s been all chain and no ball.”

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