TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — In this age when people seem to have little loyalty to the company for which they work, it is extremely rare to find someone who has worked for the same family for more than 50 years.
Mr. Cliff Morrow is a man one would call faithful. For more than half a century, he's worked with the McCullough family.
"He's very mechanical. He's very smart. He kept the farm equipment up. And when my grandfather passed away, my father was starting this business, so Cliff never really moved," said Mary Connor Adcock of McCullough Steel Products.
Born and reared in Okolona, Morrow said when he graduated high school, he started working for the McCulloughs and never left.
"When I stayed down in Okolona, I worked over here in fields and things. I did everything," said Morrow.
Now as the shopkeeper for McCullough Steel Products, Adcock said even at 77 years young, Morrow is more valuable now than ever.
"A lot of the people in the industry — we've been in business since 1974 — said Cliff has one of the brightest minds," Adcock said.
Morrow said he's grateful to the McCullough family for putting up with him for 59 years. When asked why he's stayed around so long, he said jokingly they know him and he knows them.
"They just let me figure out what I want to figure out, and they give me the okay or not. They never say it, but I can tell by the look," laughed Morrow.
Morrow has a lot of memories to share and a lot of wisdom to pass down to the younger generation. He said mastering a skill better than the next person makes you valuable.