Jim Kiley, Growing up in Bayside, NY - Part 1 Jim Kiley, Growing up in Bayside, NY - Part 1 Transcripts:
Mark: Morning Jim.
Jim: Morning Mark.
Mark: Just want to talk briefly about growing up in your hometown Bayside.
Jim: Sure, sure.
Mark: What was that like and?
Jim: Bayside was a great town to grow up, there were kids everywhere. There was a real diverse community, kind of like growing up the way you should've grown up. I remember kids being in the street, going out after school. My parents, and my father had the whistle. If you heard the whistle, you knew it?s time to come back for dinner. But yeah Bayside was a great community, lots of good people.
Mark: What story sticks out most in your mind about what your father would say at dinner time?
Jim: Well, what my father would say at dinner time. Well you know he talked about work. I mean the thing about my father is he really loved what he did. Ah so it wasn?t somebody coming home from work, the lunch bell guy, with the lunch where he didn?t want to hear from it. So he would talk about the practice, the firm, the law. He loved it, he really did. Ah not so much particular clients, but just in general. If he were on a trial, we'd certainly know about out. If he had a real estate deal, or another deal, he enjoyed it. So we definitely grew up listening to it, and appreciating it.
Mark: Any one story stand out in your mind that he had a major impact in your life that said; law is really where I really wanna focus?
Jim: Not so much one story, just a lot of little stories. What I gleaned from my father's practice was that he really liked people. He didn?t have a practice where he was representing large corporations, he represented the people; people in the community. And he always gave them time, and he really enjoyed that part of it, the working with people, doing things for people, helping people out. The thing I?ll say most about, what I remember most about my father was he could multitask, and he always had patience and he always gave time to people. I recall being a young child; my father opened the office I was only 5 years old. So I remember going in there on Bell Boulevard Bayside, 5 years old with my mother you know, coloring and playing. But I recall as a child in grammar school, I?d come home and I had to call dad, tell him what was going on in school or a problem. And he could have been in the office with the president of Chrysler, and he would take the phone, ''Jimmy what's up?'' So he was always good at balancing the office with his home life, with the kids, with my mother obviously. We all kind of learnt that from him. Because you definitely have to have a special sense, a special talent for being your own boss, having your own firm; you have to have balance in your life. We definitely learnt that from my father.
Jim: It's obvious that the value of family is placed very high. I've heard that from your brothers of well and the importance and significance of it.
Mark: Sure. We pay it forward. When my little one Matthew calls, he?s going into 4th grade, I pick up the phone. ''Hey man what's up.'' It's not, ?ah I?m at work I?ll call you back later.? The fact that we all work together is a great thing, Don, Kevin and I. It's funny, my wife will tell me, ?you know there is a family event, did you talk to Don?? ?Oh I forgot to tell him, I?ll tell him tomorrow.? My wife will say, ?Don?t you work with him all day, what were you talking about?? ?well we work with him, but you know we have our little things.'' So it?s great because I do see Don, I do see Kevin every day. It's a way to keep in touch with them, and their kids, and their lives. But at the same time, it's a working relationship. When we work, we'll work independently, we'll work together on some things, so it works for us.
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