Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Debbys Dare Week 2



Another frigid day here in Wisconsin and today's high will be -1! Good day to keep inside and keep warm. This week in Debbys Dare the topic is What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? Well when I was small I always wanted to be a teacher. I thought having a desk all nice and organized and getting to correct papers was so much fun (I used to be a teachers aide). Before I got out of High School at the age of 16 (Yes I was a whiz kid and skipped a few grades) I changed my mind. First I wanted to join the service but they wouldn't take me at that age so instead I headed to college at the University of Wisconsin in FonduLac. Well after a year of that I realized I wasn't having any fun so I went next door to the Tech College. There I got a secretarial degree but took some fun course while doing it like auto body & welding. After graduation I had some boring & interesting jobs from being a private secretary to working in a radio station where I actually got to do some commercials and the weather. Some of the unique jobs I did were owning & working on a dairy farm, being a foster parent, owning & running a consignment shop, opening a coffee shop and I was an Auxiliary Cop (my kids called me a "rent a cop")! In this job I worked at football games, weddings, parades & outdoor events like Festivals and the beer tent. It was actually quite fun doing crowd control, checking id's or riding along in the squad car. For a short time I thought I wanted a career in that perhaps being a 911 operator but after some deliberation I decided having 4 teen-age sons & that career just didn't go together. But it was a time that I am happy to remember and glad to scrap thanks to Debbys dare.

9 comments:

Tona said...

You have lead a very interesting life, Louise!

Maxine Hodges said...

You have been a lady of many talents. Having 4 boys is a full job in itself. I wanted to be a nurse when I was in the 4th grade and a teacher when I was in high school. I didn't become either. Hope it warms us for you soon!

Paul said...

Wow Louise you are a woman of many talents. You've been busy all your life. Mine sounds boring compared to yours...lol. It was fun reading a bout it.
Stay warm, Lorraine

Scatter said...

How nice that you have the article. I love your background paper.

marla said...

Very cute layout and wonderful things you have done in your life.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I was a rent a cop too at one time. Love the layout with the newpaper article and all.

Rhonda said...

How fun! Great LO! You have done alot of cool things in your life!

mikj said...

wow!Have you been busy!

Melissa said...

I live in Ashland and its been down right unimaginably cold lol I love how you were able to use the newspaper clipping on your lo!