Timothy Dale Bartholomew (Bart)
Number of Years of service at Pahl’s:
6 Years but have been in the business for over 25 years.
Briefly describe your duties at Pahl’s:
My Title is Nursery Manager but like my name sake Bartholomew, I wear a lot of hats; Shipping and Recieving, Truck driving, Marketing, Sales, Buying, and Customer Service.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The satisfaction I get when customers thank me for helping them with their lawn and garden questions.
Tell us about your family: I have been married to my wife Sara for 30 years next month. We have two sons, Dan and Drew and a daughter Nicole. We also have two dogs, Lacy a sheltie, Toby a Pomeranian/Eskimo mix, and a cat.
What story does your family always tell about you?
Probably all their different versions and their personal memories of my heart attack and how it affected them each.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/ month of the year?
Early morning – I like to get a lot of work done before the sun comes up. This is when I have a lot of energy. Like the early bird getting the worm. I like Sundays to read the paper and relax with my family. September is my favorite month.
What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Grilling, Gardening, all sports, Happy Hour, Getting together with friends and family, walking the dogs.
What is the farthest you have been away from home?
My wife Sara and I were going to my sister’s wedding in New York so we decided to drive and tour the east coast. First we drove to Maine and then south to Boston. We then boarded a ferry with our car out to Martha’s Vineyard where we stayed at a campground. One night while sitting at a picnic table at our site the campers next to us were laughing and we saw a skunk walking under our picnic table.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
See my Children be successful and get married, Live long enough to see grandchildren and spend more time with family and enjoying life.
What do you miss about being a kid? Having little responsibility and just having fun.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
The first thing as a little kid would be candy. The 1st big purchase as a young man was a 1978 Chevy El Camino. It was light blue and I put some fancy wheels on it.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick to be your mentor?
I would pick my mom. She died when I was 4 years old so did not have the chance to mentor me through my years growing up. I always wondered how different my life would be if she was there while I was growing up. Even though she was not there I always felt she was watching me. That helped keep me on the right path.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Pay my bills and my kids bills. Buy my wife whatever she wants and invest the rest.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
What is your favorite movie?
As a child growing up the Wizard of Oz was on TV once a year and we couldn’t wait to see it. Now you can watch any movie anytime, there’s no anticipation.
What song do you play the most often?
I listen to talk radio, I don’t play much music but enjoy all genres of music.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Losing my mother at 4 yrs old and then losing my dad at 29, it made it harder. Losing my job and then having a heart attack from the stress a month later was hard but it made quitting smoking easier.