Share Your World — 05/22/2023

Share Your World

Di, at Pensitivity101, is our host for Share Your World each week. Here are her SYW questions for this week.

1. Growing up, were you closer to your mother or father, or was it a balance of both depending on the circumstances?

My father worked six days a week, often leaving for work before I got up in the morning and coming home after I was in bed. And on Sundays, his days off, he was too tired to pay much attention to me. So I wasn’t very close with him. I was closer to my mother, but when I was about ten, she started working from 9 to 5. So with both parents working, I became a latchkey kid. I had two older sisters, one 15 years older than me and the other nine years older than me. I was actually closer to them than to either of my parents.!

2. What was your favorite toy as a child, and do you still have it?

I was into cars when I was a young kid and I had a 1/24 diecast scale model of a red MG TD Classic. It was a thing of beauty and I loved it. No, I don’t still have it. Years later, though, I did buy a 1967 British Racing Green MG-B roadster.

3. Did you have any secrets?

Of course I have secrets, but if I told you what they are, I’d have to kill you.

4. What did you want to be when you grew up, and are you anywhere close?

I wanted to be a radio disc jockey. I actually took and passed an FCC radio operators licence test and got a job as the midnight to 6 am DJ for a small radio station in a semi-rural community in Maryland. But it sucked and it was a lonely job and I quit after three months.

11 thoughts on “Share Your World — 05/22/2023

  1. Marilyn Armstrong May 22, 2023 / 1:36 pm

    I think we all wanted that car AND wanted it in the same color. I settled for a Pinto in that color. Even the upholstery was that same color. It was the greenest car in the world.

    Most people who made it “big” in TV and radio started out as DJs. It wasn’t my favorite job. I wanted to write and my first writing job was writing commercials at a local radio station.

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    • Fandango May 22, 2023 / 9:11 pm

      Thinking about being a DJ was a lot more exciting than being one, especially on the graveyard shift in a rural, farming community when most of the potential audience is sleeping. I was very lonely spending six hours a night spinning records and talking to myself!


  2. puppy1952 May 26, 2023 / 9:03 am

    I love that you hated your dream job. It’s no shame to find out what you think will be awesome isn’t. That’s life and we move on. Or as they say – Be careful what you dream for – it might come true!

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