Following a dream

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in My Life | Posted on 31-08-2008

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I dropped out of high school, got married and had my children. I had always wanted to graduate and go to college but chose a family instead. Years later, my dream came true. I studied hard and realized you never get to old to follow your dreams. I graduated in 1999 with honors and earned an MBA!

My First Fireworks!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Misc | Posted on 25-08-2008

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Well… not quite! It was a box of 12 gauge shotgun shells thrown into a 55 gallon drum full on burning stuff! Wow! I still remember how the fragments shot holes through just about everything around us while I dove under my dads car. Thank you big brother for the fireworks! But, that really was a dangerous stunt you did. So brother, shall I tell other stories?…

First experience with a cross!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Misc | Posted on 25-08-2008

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I was about 5 or so and was told that Jesus died on a cross. One day, I drifted out to the old barn area because I was mad at my dad, oldest brother and sister who got to go out around the farm and I was not. I followed them. What I saw Jesus on the cross and I was terrified he had to die and all that was left was a head and his skin. Well, that was at least how I saw it. What it actually was, was a goat skin and head drying out in the sun on a cross! hahaha… Yes, UI am still just about the naive!!! Almost….

First time I ate coleslaw!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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I was a very picky eater when I was small. A friend Virginia Young said try my coleslaw. I hated coleslaw! She said, “I promise you’ll be forever converted and love coleslaw”! Reluctantly, I ate it. I am forever converted to coleslaw with raisins… woo hoo!

First run through a grave yard!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Misc | Posted on 25-08-2008

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When I was about 5 or 6 my brother and I were at a family reunion in Hyden, Ky. It was always held in a cemetary. We had way to much energy to burn so we chased each other. I learned to never cross anyones grave! Just as I stepped in the middle of the grave, my foot sunk into the soft dirt and I saw a hole and darkness and spiderwebs! Til this day, I walk around all graves to respect the dead. You never know when the spiders may come after you!

My First Rainstorm

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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I remember my mom had three of her eight kids with her. My dad had the others in his car and we were following each other late in the evening and it was very dark outside. Being so small, I coudn’t see out he window I was sittign next too. The rain was so bad my Mom could barely see how to drive. She was histerical. I was very young, maybe 4 or 5. You don’t forget that experience when you think you mommie is going to drive off a cliff in southern Kentucky while its dark outside and you don’t know how far down the fall will be. Till this day, I can’t be in a car during a bad storm. Sorry, when you can’t see through the rain whether it’s dark or daylight is no place for me. LoL’s

First Color TV

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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I got my first color tv when I was about 19 and was amazed. Although I like the black and white better, I couldn’t imagine anything better than that!

First UFO story

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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It was around 1973 +/- a year or two. I was watching The Dick Cavitt Show and two men claimed they were abducted by aliens and examined. That sure got my imagination going… I’ve loved science fiction ever since!

First dance!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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I was about 1 and remember my aunts and uncles square dancing while I tried desperatly to get to my baby bottle, but couldn’t. I cried and cried and cried and no one could hear be because the music was way to loud. At some point the dancers got way to close and kicked dirt in my face. By then, everyone had hear my desperate cries!!! To this day 50 years later, I can name all the dancers by name. Amazing…

First Pizza!

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Posted by Carolyn | Posted in First Memories | Posted on 25-08-2008

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The first time I ate pizza…hmmm

Dennis Young an old family friend invited me over for dinner. He could not taste foot and ask me to tell him what pizza taste like. I was reluctant as I was a country girl and had never tasted pizza before. It was kinda cold but I tried one bite. It was horrible!!! He didn’t need a description, my expression was all he needed. 40 years later… It’s my favorite food hot or cold!