Steve Krome

Profile Updated: October 5, 2019
Residing In Yuma, AZ USA
Children Steve, Jim, Bill, & Kim
Military Service Army  

I was really awkward and uncomfortable in high school. I'm not sure why but I think I've gotten over it... Now I'm just awkward!

After HS I was in the Army for a while... I got married for a while... I was self-employed doing underwater swimming pool repairs for a while. Then I was a CCCFD Firefighter for a while... I bought and sold 'fixer-uppers' for a while... Got married again for a while... Developed Real Estate for a while... Got unmarried again… Became a vagabond in Mexico for a while (3 years)... Crewed a 52’ Junk rigged schooner for a season… Had a ‘Palapa in Yelapa’ for a year… Helped a friend move boats north for hurricane season for a while… Sold Kyocera solar panels in Canada for a while… Couldn’t make ends meet on solar so I did under the table construction jobs till I got caught… Was given a week to settle things and leave… I left.

I left Canada and came back to the Bay Area and that move turned out to be the end of the 'for a while' phase in my life.

The company I was doing residential pool remodel sales for had a on the job fatality. The owner asked me to put together the non-existent safety letter Cal OSHA wanted to see. I wrote one and Cal OSHA accepted it but due to other factors the business was shut down and I was out of a job.

But I had the 'Safety Letter' that I’d written and I knew a lot of pool businesses that didn't… This was the start of 25 years of developing ‘Safety Programs’ and ‘WorkPlace Safety Meetings’ for small businesses in the building trades.

Somewhere along the way I fell in love with golf and though I never got any good at it and from 2001 to 2009 I could be found at Pine Meadow Golf Course in Martinez at 7:30 Monday through Friday along with Al, Marilyn, and Marilee. Sad story: Pine Meadow closed forever after the last round of golf last Sunday (4/12/15)

I retired to Yuma, AZ in 2009. And needed something to do in the heat of the summer so I started making and selling sterling silver spoon rings on eBay and to my surprise it has developed into a moderately successful business. -

After a time my ex-wives and I became friends again… Good friends. Some years Nancy will come down for February to get out of the cold and rain… And Pat and I have vacationed with our son and his wife and taken a ‘road trip’ to help our granddaughter move.

All in all I have to say it’s been a very interesting and educational trip and I’m in no hurry to find out what, if anything is at the end.

To quote Jimmy Buffett, “Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic but I’ve had a good life all the way.”

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Steve Krome has left an In Memory comment for Gregory (Greg) Ernst.
Aug 02, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Rest in Peace Greg. Tried to look up where you were ever time I went through Mojave to no avail.

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Oct 05, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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Feb 05, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Christine Killion reminded me I hadn't updated in a while. About the only thing that's changed is I'm getting older... So here's the update! With Nancy down for our annual 'February' this time I had someone to take the picture. :o)

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Posted on: Mar 19, 2018 at 6:39 AM

Crewed / cruzed the west coast of Mexico back in the '80's on a 52' junk rigged Schooner named Zubenubi. The story gets a lot of raised eyebrows when I tell it so I was relieved when last month I got some photos documenting our trip.

Here's one of Zubi in dry dock just before we sailed. 52' is a lot longer when out of the water. That's me on the far right... A location / position I've seldom held in the real world.

Zubinubi haulout Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico c.1984
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Posted on: Feb 15, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Just sold my 100th Disneyland Spoonring. And yes it has been quite the 'Mickey Mouse' ride... But I wouldn't change a thing.
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May 04, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Posted on: May 02, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Hey Mike..!
Glad you're here and I'm glad that you and Cathie (Hi Cathie) are still golfing. Did you two make it to Pine Meadow for the 'friends and family' last round? I'd have come up but didn't hear about it 'til it was over.

Hope all's well in your world.
Best regards,

Steve Krome has left an In Memory comment for Howard Poland.
May 01, 2015 at 1:34 AM

I remember going skiing at Heavenly with Von and my brother. Von didn't know he could turn down the dash lights and was thrilled that he could actually see outside with them dimmed. Such a wonderfully happy man.

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Posted: Nov 17, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Nancy said it was cold on her houseboat in the winter so I sent her a 'Moose Suit' jumper...
Who said old people don't have a sense of humor?
Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 8:12 PM
Dad, 'the kid' & mom.
Posted: Jan 31, 2015 at 8:15 PM
The 'kid's kid' (Brandee) w/ grandma & pa.
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 at 8:19 PM
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Just sold my 100th Disneyland Spoonring. And yes it has been quite the 'Mickey Mouse' ride... But I wouldn't change a thing.
Posted: Jun 28, 2018 at 8:29 AM
Zubinubi haulout Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico c.1984
Posted: Nov 17, 2019 at 12:01 PM
Best job and the greatest guys in the world but I had other things to do... C'est la vie.
Fortunately everything worked out... Life IS good.