The '49 Ford, new the year I met my first life-long friend.
And so today:
I met Vondale in 1949 we have been friends ever since. He has been very successful. He has changed occupations paths many times, probably not as many as I, but still a few. The jobs I know of was heavy equipment, moving dirt. Then digging in dirt with a back hoe, many jobs. Then burying cable for cable companies, installing incinerators to burn city waste to produce energy. A bit of farming then raising chickens. The chickens became the winner.
We lost contact for many years, seeing each other maybe once a year. ATM’s? I had never heard of them. Once on a double date with our wives, on one of the few yearly occasions we went by an ATM for him to withdraw money. A first for me,
Vondale is an action character. He raced cars, micro-minnie’s, motor cycles and got his pilot’s license. His vacations is to take his nephews and others on weekly 4 wheel excursions in the back woods of West Virginia.
I like all that stuff, but ‘action’ is not my bailiwick. Once together on our rare times he heard we were hiking the AT. His question was, “Hey jack, I know you can do it, but why would you want to?”
Typical for one of his ‘turn’. That is not exciting or fast enough for him and he is almost as old as I am. Hahaha.
In my life I have met many people who could not see (understand) anyone else’s goals or dreams if different from theirs.
If someone’s interests do not coincide with mine I do try to give them some slack.
And contrary wise, there are some interests I cannot do but ‘envy a little’ folks that can. Such as Dancing. Our friends Dan and Joan could ‘cut a rug’ when we were all younger. They were the couple that the other dancers backed up off the floor to watch. We attended the division parties, but ate and sat and watched the dancers. I wanted to do that. Just never did. LOL
I guess traveling and enjoying nature (other than work) are my interests.