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I was thinking... When you were a kid, was there something you wanted to be when you grew up but everybody thought you were silly?
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Dear Girl Wondering,
When I was a young girl and in school, I always said I wanted to be a teacher. That was because I loved the teacher that I had at that time. She seemed to me to know everything.
But as I grew up I wanted to be a dancer, an actress, but always in the back of my mind was "a teacher".
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Homework assignment for our readers: This weekend, call up your grandmother or grandfather and ask them what THEY wanted to be when they grew up. See if they remember their childhood career dreams, and then share it with us here in the comments box.
My grandfather had always wanted to be a professional baseball player when he was growing up. He was really good, him and his brother. He had pro teams that were willing to sign with him, or whatever it was called back then (sorry, I'm not much of a baseball person myself). Anyway, in about 1942 he got drafted into the army and, when they found he was a really good baseball player, they had him tour Europe with the Army's baseball team. So, he ended up going to Europe only to do something he could've done in America. When he came back, those opportunities weren't availiable anymore. He ended up being an auto mechanic. I love him dearly and I wish he could've had that opportunity to carry out his childhood dreams.
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