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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
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WallSal55    Posted 10-16-2002 at 08:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
(If you ever decide to, that is?)

rachel    Posted 10-16-2002 at 21:02:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya know what? I was reading this and all the answers everyone gave and I can't think of anything but where I am now. I wanted some land and a small farm and, tho it took 44 years, I got 'em. So, what else is there? I traveled the long way around, went from this very county in MO. to half the states and came back 30 years later to a place not 10 miles from where I started out from. Life iz weird, eh?

rachel    Posted 10-16-2002 at 21:03:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And oh yeah, grow up? Never, I still believe in lepracauns and Santa Claus, too.

Willy-N    Posted 10-16-2002 at 20:26:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I want to be Healthy and in sound mind all the way to a quick ending! Of course not quick in years, just quick when the end comes! Mark H.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-16-2002 at 19:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Happy and content with what I have.

DeadCarp    Posted 10-16-2002 at 16:10:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
When i grow up? Well let me tell ya Sal - when i hit 40 - it was the time to think, kinda a chance to look back and forwards at the same time. So i could see the things i did wrong - oh there was a heap, from the memories of war to troubles with my ex to working the boys too hard and being too stern and not paying them enough and wasting a summer and killing the wrong dog - took all my regrets out and lined them up on the table and examined them one at a time until i hoped i hadn't missed too many. Wellsir, so there i was looking back on my life clearly for the first time, and it was kinda scary - and i thought, well i screwed a few things up but nuthin i can do about it now. Well heck there aint, i can too do something! I can decide right now to remedy my FUTURE memories! In another 20 years i don't WANT to review such a big pile of regrets. and if i take a new stand to conduct my life a little bit different, maybe i can steer that so i started. Although i may never grow up, i can honestly say yesterday wasn't bad atall. So bad as i was and am and probly always will be, i'm still tryin my best! That's all anybody can do. :)

WallSal55 - Beautifully written Dead Carp    Posted 10-16-2002 at 17:19:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sums it all up for me. Hope to quit counting
regrets on my fingers, and not screw up the future.

Clare    Posted 10-16-2002 at 18:37:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sums it up for me too. When I turned forty in March I went thru a similar process. As for my age...well, it's a number I can't seem to relate to... sure it measures how long I've been around, but that is about it. I keep thinking I can't possibly be forty...that's another twenty years away. :)

Hal/WA    Posted 10-16-2002 at 15:31:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I decided a long time ago that I never wanted to grow up. So along the way I have tried to stay 16, or 29, or 39 in at least some of my personality. I do try to learn from my mistakes and experiences, but I also try to remain ME. I guess I will be grown up about the time I breathe my last.

My grandkids love the fact that I will play with them. They keep me young and happy!

Hillbilly    Posted 10-16-2002 at 15:23:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I will grow old but I refuse to grow up.........
I ain't as good as I once was: but I'm as good once as I ever was..........

Herkimer Neely, Sask.    Posted 10-16-2002 at 15:02:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd like to grow up and be Sgt. Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Ashes Heely    Posted 10-16-2002 at 16:14:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wanna be his wonder dog - you King Kong! lol

H. Andrew Merklethrope    Posted 10-16-2002 at 14:39:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
A piano player in a house of ill repute.

Donna from Missouri    Posted 10-16-2002 at 14:21:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank God I have a husband who has so far put up with my being the eternal child. I'll take my life as it is... full-time merchandise processor at Kohls Distribution Center and part-time poet and would-be hillbilly singer. I have it all, in this best of all possible worlds!

Donna from Missouri    Posted 10-16-2002 at 14:24:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a little Allis Chalmers magnetic sign, by the way, that says, "It's never too late to have a happy childhood!"

jamo    Posted 10-16-2002 at 14:03:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thin and wealthy!

big fred    Posted 10-16-2002 at 13:28:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm just glad I got a job where I don't ever hafta grow up. Keeps me on the same level as my grandkids that way...

MammaMia    Posted 10-16-2002 at 12:48:47       [Reply]  [No Email]

A beauty Queen just like I am now at the age of 65, and still doing the Cotton Eye Joe

Les    Posted 10-16-2002 at 12:25:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
President of the Flat Earth Society.
(I was gonna say "retired" but ger beat me to it.)

Grove r    Posted 10-16-2002 at 13:33:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, Les, if your gonna be prez of the Flat Earth Society.....I wanna be prez of the Hollow Earth society.....that way we will have all the angles covered....if you fall of the edge, you can always dorp in on me, in the middle, hear tell there is a great race of people in few of us left! have a gooder, R.E.L.

Willy-N    Posted 10-16-2002 at 21:12:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
R.E.L. That's funny! I have the original book on the Hollow Earth Theroy and it is great reading!!! Mark H.

steveII JD4000    Posted 10-16-2002 at 12:09:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A FARMER!! at age 21 I went get job in town to get money and start a farm and 10 years later, crop price drop and cost farming gone up and banker kicked me out! now I am sitting on my b utt.

Ray    Posted 10-16-2002 at 11:46:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I grow up I wanna be a firetruck!

LH    Posted 10-16-2002 at 10:35:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I ever grow up I hope by then I'll be really, really, really OLD enough to get by with being honery and picnhing the nursing home nurse on the rump (er anywhere else I can gab em)

A Farmer :-)    Posted 10-16-2002 at 10:12:14       [Reply]  [No Email]


Cur Mudgeon    Posted 10-16-2002 at 10:10:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
That question annoyed the heck outta me when I was little. I was me and I as far as I new I would always be me. Guess that's why I never grew up. Fraid I was sposed to turn into something else and had no idea what that might be.

WallSal55 - Same Here....    Posted 10-16-2002 at 10:35:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
My thoughts exactly.

WallSal55 -    Posted 10-16-2002 at 11:25:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will probably always remain a member of the
Lost and Wandering Souls Society, but I intend to
have a lot of fun yet. Maybe too old to change,
ha ha.

Tom A    Posted 10-16-2002 at 09:52:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm 45 and I still don't know...hopefully I'll never have to grow up. Too much playing to do yet!

ol Henry    Posted 10-16-2002 at 09:33:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grow up????? who wants to grow up? Heck I got lots of playing to do yet. only 62 and ol Zip (my mighty rat terrior huntin dog) is still just a pup.We got lots of squirells to kill yet.

Otterpilot    Posted 10-16-2002 at 09:07:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
smaller!Ever time I buy drawers,cotten prices jump several points!!

glen sw wi    Posted 10-16-2002 at 08:54:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Passed that point already. Guess I'll have to work on it the next time around.

ger    Posted 10-16-2002 at 09:18:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

Cowboy Joe    Posted 10-16-2002 at 19:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
...that too for me.

bob ny    Posted 10-17-2002 at 06:07:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
i am i work harder now but love it

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