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When you were a child

who did you want to be when you grew up?

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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
11-Sep-2020 10:12 Message #4792026
I wanted to be Emma Peel
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
11-Sep-2020 10:14 Message #4792028
Jimmy Greaves
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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
11-Sep-2020 10:15 Message #4792030
He was a footballer wasn't he?
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
11-Sep-2020 10:28 Message #4792032
One of the greatest.....I only saw him play twice.....I had a picture of him on my wall though......and saw him on the telly loads...

There were others along the way as well.....Boxers, Cricketers, etc


But Greavsie is up there......

Not without his problems through the years though....and also a great double act with Saint ( Ian St John )

Sadly...very ill now.....after a stroke.....

He's 80 now...
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terry  Male  West Yorkshire
11-Sep-2020 11:07 Message #4792035
Jesus....more because he could make things happen and I wanted chocolate, lots of it.
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HonestBob  Male  the Central region
11-Sep-2020 13:18 Message #4792039
Eh..... Probably Crocodile Dundee, Billy Connolly or Colin McRae.

I also wanted to be a Ghostbuster!

So to sum it up.... I wanted to be a Crocodile Fighting, Ghosts Busting, Speeder who swears like F!!!
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London
11-Sep-2020 21:10 Message #4792057
When I was at an age when I might have wanted to be a film star or superhero there wasn't anyone around I wanted to be.

Maybe Bronco Lane or Rowdy Yates who were both cowboys but no real desires.
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Sea  Female  Essex
11-Sep-2020 23:18 Message #4792071
Tumbled, when I lived in Danbury Jimmy Greaves lived not far away in Little Baddow. His granddaughter was in the same class at primary school as my youngest daughter and they played together. I would speak to her mother at times who had divorced. I remember my daughter coming home from scool one day, to say that her friend was changing her surname from Bishop (her dads) to Greaves. Jimmy Greaves also opened the Summer Fair at the primary school one year.
I have never been into football, so don't think I ever really saw him play.
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Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire
11-Sep-2020 23:21 Message #4792074
oh dear, I sounds rather boring from the above, I wanted to be my chemistry teacher, but not teaching and doing real chemistry instead. That's exactly what I ended up doing.
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Beach  Male  Dorset
11-Sep-2020 23:24 Message #4792075
In recalling events from school over 50 years ago, I feel quite cheated?

I have one memory of sitting in the librarian's chair at Buckler's Mead Secondary Modern School, (while the librarian was walking the room socialising), at a "Career's Event" for those of us in our very last year before leaving school and I can remember, (at that very time), feeling rushed and unprepared for even comprehending some idea of what I was expected to do once I left school.

I can still recall the exact layout of the library; me sitting at the desk right next to the main entrance of the door as pupils, businessmen and employer style visitors were milling around in front of me.

The previous day? I had never been given as much as a clue, let alone a question as to what I might wish to pursue as a career and, as far as I can recall, the subject had never ever been raised or presented to me as a question prior.

But that morning, that day, I had come to some idea about what I might wish to do once I left school.

The idea occurred to me right there and then while sitting in that chair.

I wanted to become an oceanographer. (Like Jacques Cousteau, the famous explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and inventor of the aqualung.)
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Why, looking back, do I feel cheated?

Because even the concept of employment, a career, some vocation or self improving desire had never been presented, (or instilled) in me as an idea I should, perhaps, consider as a part of some future path I should follow.

Did we even have some careers related study back then in the early 1970's? I don't think we did.

Looking back over my life though ... I didn't do bad ... and I picked up a couple of the accolades Cousteau was labelled with.(Inventor, innovator, author), so, perhaps, I shouldn't be so hard on myself ... and I realised several other ambitions along the way.
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I actually took an electrical apprenticeship when I left school, becoming an electrician; a role that eventually taught me how to understand the hierarchy of construction and manage 100s of other varied contractors on giant projects, (as a Finishing Foreman and Site Agent), several years later.

And then I became a successful inventor / entrepreneur / manufacturer ... before my 20 year love story of a marriage breakdown turned me into a basketcase. :-)
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Aely  Female  Hampshire
11-Sep-2020 23:45 Message #4792082
I wanted to be an archeologist, an astronomer or a vet. Then I discovered how squeamish I was so reluctantly dropped vet. University was a no go. No way was my mother letting me out of her grasp at the age of 18 plus I had a younger brother and if anybody went it was going to be him. So I went into Space research, getting my degree while I worked - in my home town.
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eurostar  Female  Merseyside
12-Sep-2020 08:38 Message #4792096
Calamity Jane lol I was brought up on cowboy films and loved the idea of just me and my horse roaming the country lol
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
12-Sep-2020 09:52 Message #4792109
Interesting Sea....

One of the times I saw him was when Spurs were playing Sunderland......He came within a few feet as they were warming up....He was kicking the ball against the hoardings......Great player...

Another player was Pat Jennings.......When I developed better at goalkeeping than goalscoring.....Pat was an inspiration....also Bob Wilson for rivals Arsenal.....Both brilliant goalies...
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Madness102  Female  South Yorkshire
12-Sep-2020 10:14 Message #4792111
Maybe I am strange, but I never really had any ambitions (career or otherwise) to be anyone other than me.

I think I succeeded (but some may think different!)

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wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
12-Sep-2020 10:40 Message #4792118
Well I ever ended up being Emma Peel, but like you Madness I never had any ambitions, I don't think I was ever allowed any.
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persona_non_grata  Male  North London
12-Sep-2020 17:04 Message #4792130
eurostar. If you had become Calamity Jane and I had become Rowdy Yates we might have met each other in a western! I might have heard the distant sound of lolololol across the prairie lol.
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RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire
15-Sep-2020 17:01 Message #4792382
My mum watched old episodes of Mash and I wanted to be the nurse I think was named Houlihan. I remember her delivering a baby and I though wow.
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tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
15-Sep-2020 17:05 Message #4792383
Hot lips Houlihan.......

Although, more recent, I saw a photo.....and she's gone and pumped loads of rubbish into them now.....which isn't a good look in your 80's
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Greencare  Female  Berkshire
17-Sep-2020 09:21 Message #4792516
I wanted to be a nurse but not anyone in particular.


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