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A&E FEBRUARY 2018 • a-e-mag.com 43 day I'd be there. Typically that left time for two to four drop-ins while in the area. A&E: What are some of your most memo- rable moments from your traveling days? Brewer: Don't get me started! Far too many stories to pick just a few. Recently, my daughter, Jeanette, started insisting that I create a list of the Road Warrior stories that she's heard me tell through the years. I continue to add to that list. I've kept sympathetic listeners entertained for hours just telling them about my unicycle incidents; I'm sure I'm the only one to ever get a ticket for riding a unicycle in Arkansas. As my kids grew up, each one got to select a week to travel with dad. They saw a lot of territory and it was one of the highlights of my year and the most memorable of my career. A&E: What was the most challenging part about traveling? Brewer: Planning far enough ahead to be able to effectively schedule two to three weeks in advance. A&E: What's the most important learning point you can share? Brewer: When I first started traveling, I thought I was quite knowledgeable because of my experience in manufacturing. After a few years of calling on retail stores, I realized that my pre-travel experience was hardly helpful, but surely now I was an industry professional(?). After many more years, I realized that I needed to share what limited knowledge I had and do the best I could; I didn't have to be a "know-it-all." Editor's note: If you or someone you know should be a part of this running series, please contact Cassie Green, editor, at cgreen@nbm.com or 720-566-7278. Brett and Jeanette Brewer on a trip to Mexico. A&E

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