I fondly remember in college, sitting in a small cafe or as it was called then, a coffee shop in a town smaller than Alexandria talking with friends about what we wanted to do with our lives when we passed into the business world.
What we wanted to accomplish, what our goals were. How we were going to change the world.
I can account for almost all of those boys and girls who sat with me back then.
I was one of the younger ones of the group.
One wanted to be a famous actress. She went on to become a nurse and was killed in a car wreck early on in her life.
One wanted to be a writer. He became a traveling salesman. Retired to a small town in Florida where he lives today.
One guy wanted to take over his fathers Automobile dealership. He died in Vietnam.
One wanted to be a Disk Jocky. He did. Became quite famous for a while. Opened a restaurant and night club in North Carolina. He is very rich today. Oddly enough he was born in Oakdale, but claims he was born in Texas and has invented a tall story of his career. Called him several years ago . He was too busy to talk….
One very quiet girl was a talented artist. She could draw anything. Ended up in the french quarter in New Orleans drawing portraits for the tourist. Lost track of her. She just disappeared. Probably married and had a family.
One ended up an engineer. Never used his degree. Worked in radio just like the other boy mentioned. Made the transition to television. Was never famous. Acted in and directed plays. Did some writing..Still active today.
Another boy was the outgoing of the bunch. Got an accounting degree. Became a used car salesman. Died of a heart attack in his early 30′s.
Another wanted to be a lawyer. He became one. Still is..
The final girl of the bunch was beautiful. Wanted to be a movie star… Actually got a few bit parts in several movies. Married and had a nice family.
None of them wanted to change the world, but each did in their own small way.
Me? I could be one of the above, or not..
It’s just some random memories.
Has the world changed that much?