Amazing! All the ideas in those images have or are happening now. :)
1968 While in Boy Scouts at an early age, I used save in our huge cellar (it had a large work bench w/ all of my dads tools, there were many. Dad was a carpenter, car mechanic and an owner-operator OTR-Truck Driver.), ONP (Old News Papers) & magazines to be sold for our Scout troupe outings. I was big for my age, I had two businesses: Snow Shoveling (I bought my own shovels) in winter & worm picking/selling (as we lived close to the Seneca River & Erie Canal) All the neighbors in my neighborhood would save for me; so after I shoveled snow from their driveways/sidewalks... I'd take huge bundles home. During the long cold months in Up-State N.Y. I would sit & read every magazine & newspaper. Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic (were especially nice finds).
At 10 years old I earned a New York State Boating & Snowmobile license, by age 17 I had a automobile drivers license & later a Class-A M CDL w/ Hazmat, Tanker, Doubles/Triples, Motorcycle endorsements.
My grandfather (Vickery-357) was a career newspaper-man / Typsetter, Editor, Publisher, Manager of The New York Times, Brooklyn Daily Image, Hearld Times, New York Hearld Tribune, The Baldwinsville Hearld.
I soon found that I was mechanically & scientifically gifted and in 6th grade my science aptitude was at a College entrance level. Always loved rocks, minerals, gems, geology, coins, minting, space exploration. Dad helped me get my Class A-CDL Licence. 20+ years ago I taught myself DOS (Disk Operating System) & Gold Prospecting, Refining, Metalugry, Horology. I later became a dispatcher for Laidlaw Waste Systems/Allied Waste on an AS-400 mainframe... 146 Trucks 179,000 sq. miles, Route Auditor, MRF Supervisor and trained their National Trainer.
In my profile see the newspaper clipping from where I beat all the other Pinewood Derby cars including the over weight disqualified cars. I swear someone stold a part of my life story as an idea for a movie. lol :)
81' After Boot-Camp & Submarine school, I went on to drive (Helmsman) a (80Million Dollar) U.S Navy Nuclear Submarrine at the age of 18 aboard the USS Seawolf (SSN-575). I made a free-space page at wikitree to honor her. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:USS_Seawolf_(SSN-575)
. I am now retired/disabled. My son John is currently a Computer Tech enlisted in the U.S. Air Force ( I love & am proud of him, his wife, my first grand-child). Thank you Julie for sharing & Thanks to the others for reading my True "Big Fish" story, JPVIV