Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, February 27, 2017

A MISSIONARY

Question Of The Week 2-27-17

What did you want to be when you were little?
(Comments are added to this page after you post them.  Thanks for your responses.)


I loved the library so much that I wanted to be a librarian. I still wish I could have made that happen - there was no library science major at any of the colleges in Georgia. Even when I went back to school later, my alma mater of Georgia State University did not have that.

I always thought I wanted to be a missionary in China until my sister said recently that she always wanted to be a missionary. Now I wonder if I wanted to be one or if I stole my sister's dream. Could be Vice versa. LOL

Bigger. I was always the smallest one in my class and I wanted to be bigger than someone

I wanted to be Mrs. Roy Rogers. Not sure what I planned to do with Dale.

Wanted to be another Frank Buck.... or maybe just a veterinarian to be on the safer side 


I wanted to grow up to be my grandmother. She was the absolutely most fascinating person I knew
I wanted to be a famous actress.

I was the one who always had second hand shoes and hand-me-down clothes right through primary school, so I always wanted to be rich when I grew up. I also wanted to be either a librarian or an architect although I didn't know that word then. I just knew I'd like to design houses.


I wanted to be a nurse -- right up to the time to apply for college when my mother quietly pointed out that I fainted at the sight of blood and perhaps I should fulfill her dream and become a teacher. (HA! lIke you don't see plenty of blood when you are a special educator!)

I feel odd saying this, but I do not even know. We moved (a lot) when I was a child, so perhaps I was just trying to keep my head on 'straight.' I do remember sitting around dreaming while listening to 45 records, though...And sitting on low-lying limbs of trees with my legs dangling...That was (my) own, private fun...:) 

I wanted to be a famous writer. I fulfilled only part of this dream. 

I loved libraries as a child and have one of those brains that loved to solve puzzles. I was always attracted to science and have a degree in biology, but HMOs came into the picture and I didn't think medicine would attract me once insurance companies became so instrumental about calling the shots in diagnosing & treating patients. That changed my world view. I never looked at medicine the same way again.

Alive was the first thought that came in my head.

I have no idea, just surviving the moment was tough enough. I never really thought about the futur


27 comments:

  1. I loved the library so much that I wanted to be a librarian. I still wish I could have made that happen - there was no library science major at any of the colleges in Georgia. Even when I went back to school later, my alma mater of Georgia State University did not have that.

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    1. Where did Laura Bush go to learn library science?

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  2. I always thought I wanted to be a missionary in China until my sister said recently that she always wanted to be a missionary. Now I wonder if I wanted to be one or if I stole my sister's dream. Could be Vice versa. LOL

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    1. Of course I always wanted to be royalty also:-)

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  3. Bigger. I was always the smallest one in my class and i wanted to be bigger than someone.

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    1. I can relate you your response. However I actually thought I was tall until my children began to tower over me and call me shorty.

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  4. I wanted to be Mrs. Roy Rogers. Not sure what I planned to do with Dale.

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    1. I hope you didn't imagine any terrible end for sweet Dale. Maybe she could jump in Nellie and run off with Pat Brady:-)

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  5. Wanted to be another Frank Buck.... or maybe just a veterinarian to be on the safer side.

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    1. I knew the name Frank Buck sounded familiar but I had to google him to refresh my mind. Do you still have an interest in dangerous animals?

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  6. I wanted to grow up to be my grandmother. She was the absolutely most fascinating person I knew.

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    1. I could have wished that too. My grandma was everything to me.

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  7. I wanted to be a famous actress.

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    1. Did you ever get to do any acting?

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  8. I was the one who always had second hand shoes and hand-me-down clothes right through primary school, so I always wanted to be rich when I grew up. I also wanted to be either a librarian or an architect although I didn't know that word then. I just knew I'd like to design houses.

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    1. My domestic skills were and still are lacking. My mother tried to teach me and said I needed to know these chores when I married. I always told her I would marry a prince and have servants.

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  9. I wanted to be a nurse -- right up to the time to apply for college when my mother quietly pointed out that I fainted at the sight of blood and perhaps I should fulfill her dream and become a teacher. (HA! lIke you don't see plenty of blood when you are a special educator!)

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    1. LOL! My daughter sees lots of blood on playgrounds and in classrooms...I know what you mean.

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  10. I feel odd saying this, but I do not even know. We moved (a lot) when I was a child, so perhaps I was just trying to keep my head on 'straight.' I do remember sitting around dreaming while listening to 45 records, though...And sitting on low-lying limbs of trees with my legs dangling...That was (my) own, private fun...:)

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    1. Oh my goodness you are me. I lived in trees to read and dream and loving all my 45 records. Our family also moved a lot. I have lived in 27 different homes in my lifetime.

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  11. I wanted to be a famous writer. I fulfilled only part of this dream.

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    1. You are famous to me and your writing and photographs are perfection:-)

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  12. I loved libraries as a child and have one of those brains that loved to solve puzzles. I was always attacted to science and have a degree in biology, but HMOs came into the picture and I didn't think medicine would attract me once insurance companies became so instumental about calling the shots in diagnosing & treating patients. That changed my world view. I never looked at medicine the same way again.

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    1. HMO's changed all of our minds about medicine.

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  13. Alive was the first thought that came in my head.

    I have no idea, just surviving the moment was tough enough. I never really thought about the future.

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    1. Oh Joe, when you refer back to your childhood you make me so sad.

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  14. me? I wanted to become what i became - a chemist - amazing isn't it?

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