I grew up wanting to be everything. Most of all I wanted to be a cowboy, but someone said time had passed me by. I wanted to be a hobo on the trains and go where the tracks went. I met a man once who did this every once in awhile, just climbed aboard a freight train and went.
(That is me on the right, mama made that uniform!, oh yeah that is Shirl my big sister!)
Then I wanted to be a bus driver. Then a truck driver. My uncles and one brother were truck drivers. I wanted to be a Sailor until my brother (who was a sailor) talked about the Marines, and how tough/Crazy they were in WWII. Then I set my sights on the USMC.
(At’s my big brother Junior, nobody bothered to tell me he was B.F. Darnell Jr.)
I have made a lot of life changes, but always thinking of what was best for the future and our family. It has all worked out. Many changes, a lot of different professions and hobbies but in the end it was becoming a General Contractor that was the most satisfying.
(That is mama’s chicken lot and that is my two sisters, Shirl and Kat. That little guy is going to be a contractor! My dad took that picture, he always wore a hat, see it in the shadow?)
I loved residential building. Seeing a house take shape was a thrill. My son and I could frame a 2000 sqft house in a week, and have it dried in. That wasn’t a super feat, but it was impressive. As a contractor I guaranteed a house in 99 days. Now folks do it in 60 and less.
I am not sure what I want to do next. I have been thinking about this bucket thing. Shirl sent me the info about a movie where the term came from. So now I know that a bucket list is, a list you want to complete before you die.
So my list should be short. Honestly, I did have dreams, most have come true already. I’ve already seen the grandkids in Utah, but I would like to see them again. And after 50+years, I got to see Buddy again and meet Di (his lovely wife), and I do want to make it to New Mexico and see them again.
Now that I started thinking, I would like to take my Sherry to the little Greek Island of Corfu. I would like to see England again and visit Ireland for the first time. So I guess I do have a bucket list. I had better start working on that.
(When Paula walks thru our grave yard she will recognize me!)
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