I'm a little late posting Fun Monday today as other things kept me busy most of the morning. This week our hostess is Irish Coffeehouse and this is the assignment she has given us:
THEN: As a child day dreaming of what your future would hold for you, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you ever pursue or achieve it?
NOW: If you could be trained and placed in any career beginning tomorrow, what would it be?
As children my brother and I used to explore our Grandpa's farm. At one time, Native peoples called this place home. We would follow the plow and pick up arrowheads and pieces of pottery that were turned up. We also explored the back section of Grandpa's farm and found pottery, pipes, arrowheads and other paraphernalia, such as spear heads and bone tools. This gave me a burning desire to be an archeologist.
When I was 15, my Dad had a work related accident and was in the hospital for 7 months. My brother and I put our career dreams on hold to go to work and help Mom provide for the family. My dream was forgotten.
Since my archeology dream wasn't realized, when I was in my early thirties, I decided to go to Winnipeg and become a member of the RCMP. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police.) I was to leave in early September and my daughter was to stay with Mom & Dad. There would be three months training before I was given a post, probably as a border guard. On August 26th Dad passed away suddenly. I gave up the idea to stay home and close to Mom. I have never regretted that decision.
If I were to be trained and placed in any career of my choosing today, I would chose archeology. I still love digging in the dirt to find treasures from the past. I have found bottles, dishes, household items and more. As I gaze upon the items that I find, I wonder about the lives of the people that they belonged to. If only these items could talk. What a wonderful story they'd have to tell. ~Blessings, Mary~