WHAT I WANTED TO BE GROWING UP, CHRONOLOGICALLY
My dad tells a story of me, at age 3, turn over the same small scrap of paper endlessly as I told him the story of my scribbles.
- •Writer, age 3
- •Ballerina, age 5
- •Priest, age 7I specifically wanted to be Bing Crosby in The Bells of St. Mary, just so I could say his line, "if ever you need me, just dial O for O'Malley." Sister Jean, my 2nd grade teacher, explained I couldn't be a priest because I was a girl, but I could be a nun. I immediately started crying. Who did they think they were fooling? I saw how much work the sisters has to do while everyone bowed to the priests!
- •Rob Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show, age 10.I remember thinking he had the best life, laughing with Buddy and Sally all day. I realize now I've tried to create that story-room environment everywhere I've worked, especially at Coronado and Crater.
- •Teacher, age 12
- •Missionary, age 15
- •Social Worker, age 18
- •English professor, age 21
- •No idea, age 23 (& numerous other ages)
- •English teacher, age 25
- •Momma, age 30
- •Photographer, age 40
- •Well-paid, age 45