Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dreams and dreaming

 Autos of beauty
                My first dream car:
     What I should be driving for my own protection now. LOL

For today (Wednesday):  First a WOW and thanks for all the comments on Vacuums I do appreciate it. 
Now Dreaming.....

You guys out there in Bloggersville are the best.  I get ideas and an education as I read. But this one comes from Queen Tarryterre.  Who would have thought she dreamed of being an archeologist? I got a kick out of the last entry of hers.  It also got me thinking you are on the downhill side of life can you remember your dreams?

…During WWII I wanted to be a sailor. My brothers were my heroes,

…Ever see a tightrope walker? I did once and I wanted to do that, they were so cool. I checked my balance that was out. I knew death or broken bones would have been my fate.

I watched stockcars, thru the fence. That is it. Speed and danger, I could be a stock car driver. After I wrecked my car I decided I would not fit there, wrecks are no fun.

… I studied surveying a couple semesters in college. That was out.

…I watched the movie, Sands of Iwo Jima, I could be a marine! At 17 I tried it and then…

…Maybe I should be an Airman, so I joined the USAF. Promotions were slow, but I met some good people. One was a preacher.  So then….

…I thought I should be a preacher. I tried it. As long as I was building I was happy, but once the church buildings were finished, I was.

….So I dropped back to my childhood dream of being a sailor. So I joined the USN

… I had been a good part time carpenter. After the USN I became a General Contractor. That was one of the most satisfying jobs I ever had. I hated to leave the job at quitting time. I loved to see Monday’s come.

Between wanting to be a stock car driver and becoming a Marine. I found SHERRY; she was/is my DREAMGIRL. She gave up her dream of being a nurse and followed my dreams. While following me, she also set out to retire Civil Service so she worked at it. In all that time WE loved camping.  Sherry retired and I quit building to follow OUR dreams of travel. After 22 years, I think we are winding that dream down. I don’t think they are dreams anymore, just plans.

Nite Shipslog                       


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We are thinking on the the same lines today. I just added my post for today, We are never too old to dream another dream.

betty said...

Keep dreaming no matter how old you are! You just never know what might happen, right?


Mevely317 said...

Aside from wanting to be a veterinarian - then, a pharmacist - I don't recall any startling ambitions. (When I found out both required a LOT of science classes, neither sounded any good.)

As an adult, I've always been comfortable in a supporting role (i.e., clerical). But I still like dreaming!

Chatty Crone said...

I just read Ma's blog entry and you two were thinking the same. I told her here in GA after the age of 62 - you can go back to school free!

Lisa said...

You can either sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.
your never to old to dream.

Stay sweet to that dream girl.

Dar said...

I've followed many dreams too and actually did accomplish a few. No one can take your dreams from you.
loven'hugs from up north where it's a very gloomy, rainy day. At least the snow is disappearing with the ice. Dream on dear ones