Why I Lived The Life I Did!!

I was once asked why I lived my life the way I did. Had my older self come back from the future and tell me lifes secrets at a younger age??
I was kind of lucky, my siblings were born in 1932, 1934, and 1936. I was born 1950 (Yea, the OOPS!! baby!!)I lived this scenario!! And, I DID get all those recommendations.

My father died at 52 from alcohol. I got my first life lesson at 12 years old!!

When I was 16, the high school coaches wanted me to play football (I was 6’6″, 220 pounds).
My mother told me to call my brother (he was 6’5″, 230 pounds) and ask him, as he had played football, even in college.

His response – “You want to play football, HUH!!?? Well when you see the other team standing in a circle, and talking, do you know what they are saying!!?? I will TELL you!”

“Get the big son-of-a-***** first!!”

Needless to say, I did not play football, my knees work perfectly today, at 62.

My brother broke trail for me to go to college, I just followed his footsteps after seeing his life compared to those in the neighborhood I grew up in.

He did not have to say anything, he was 32 when I was 18, WOW, he had it all!!

My sisters were both entrepreneurs, One had a 2000 acre farm, the other a marina.

My wife was driven, I met her at 24 years old, it is true what they say about having a good woman standing behind you!!
She still finds ways to give me the correct guidance.

I think the big thing was, I was lucky enough to have others willing to tell me ENOUGH times, that it all sunk in!!

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