Every time i did something like trip over my own two feet or spill my milk at dinner Dad would say “atta’ boy” and when i began a sentence with “I want….” Dad’s response was “guess ya ought to get a job”. I can’t count the number of times he said both of those things to me. So whats the big deal? Right? Most of you have heard the same thing from your dad. But when my dad said it, people chuckled. They really got a kick out of hearing him say atta boy, and get a job to me. Why? Because I am a girl and only 7 or 8 years old at the time.!! So ya, it was silly for him to say those things to me but i never blinked an eye at its oddity. Sometimes, he would be calling for me but would accidently call out the names of my siblings first, i would hear him say Kim! I mean Dee, oh heck Samantha come here please. This was also a pretty goofy thing for him to call me beings my name is not Samantha nor is anyone in my family. We have all done it. We have called one of our children the name of one of our other kids, but dad sometimes would act like he forgot my name which is extremely ha ha beings we basically have the same name. Robert and Roberta.No dad did not have dimentia or any other form of memory loss it was just his way of razzing me . Just like when he would say “Hey motormouth, if you will stop talking for two minutes i will give you a dollar. I never did earn that dollar but at least he got a minute and a half of silence each time.
Dad is a very large man. Not real tall, but just a big person. The boys i grew up with or dated all said he was very intimidating .i was very tiny as a child and never felt even slightly intimidated by his size or strength. i respected him but did not fear him
A little GIRL who dreamed of someday graduating from a college university, had a less than perfect childhood, and began supporting herself at age 16. SHE graduated a year early from high school, with honors, so at age 17 SHE was a F/T employee and a F/T college student. At 18,after hearing that HER older sister was not going to complete the last 3 months of business college due to no childcare, SHE left school and HER job to go help HER sister 2000 miles away. Six months later SHE returned and went back to work and school, both full time. Not long after that HER grandfather became ill. So, once again SHE put HER life and HER dreams on hold to leave the state. Once he was back on his feet SHE returned to HER life of school and work. However, this time SHE also had the responsibility of caring for and supporting HER sister who was ten years younger. SHE made sure that HER little sister needed for nothing .Even if that meant cutting back on HER classes/credits. WELL it is now ten years later and the little GIRL with the dream has NEVER given up. SHE still strives every day to succeed in reaching that goal. HER gpa has always been 4.0. SHE is a role model for little girls around the world. by always conducting HERSELF as a lady, having the highest of morals, and always striving to do HER best; no matter what the task might be . SHE is described by all, as the most beautiful person inside and out, the most altruistic, benevolent, sincerely kind person you will ever know. Yet in spite of all this, she may not fulfill her dream because of the enormous cost in calif. to attend a university. IF you are NOT a minority, IF you are NOT getting welfare, IF you do NOT have children out of wedlock and IF you work hard enough to get paid more than minimum wage, THEN YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN TO PAY FOR COLLEGE!! It is SAD AND DISAPPOINTING that millionaires will help a reformed prisoner or a junkie in rehab go to college but not someone as outstanding as this young lady. IT JUST MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL