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    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?

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    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? This answered changed many times. As a young child 9-10 I wanted to be a pro ball player. As I got to be a teen I wanted to be a police officer. (look at me now)

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? I loved spending time with my older cousins. I felt so cool when they would take me places and include me in things.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? I loved being around other kids at school. I got bored with the work and never studied. It was not until college until I realized that school was actually helpful.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? My family is full of traditions. Every Sunday we went to church, and sat in the front row..we also had spaghetti dinner every Sunday. We ate dinner every day of the week together at 4pm. I could go on for days about family traditions. The funny thing is that they continued to carry over to my family. We do the same things with our kids that I did as a child.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? I liked when adults treated me like an adult but I never wanted to grow up. Now that I'm 32 I still don't want to grow up I'm just a big kid.

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    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? A cop and I don't know

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? Was pretty much a loner

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? Hated it since the 6th grade. We were dirt poor and the well to do kids made a point of reminding me everyday. Never changed. It was a struggle until I told them all to fuck off and left.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? Just my Grandfather and Grandmother. Only tradition was going to church.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? Wasn't sure but it got me out on my own.
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    At varying times, a cop, a fireman, a paramedic, a fighter pilot, and a lawyer.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    My brothers.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    I hated school since the first year in the rural school district we moved to. I still hate school and most teachers, although now I go to a lot of schools for work and instruct myself.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    Yes. I liked the dinners and food that always went with any holiday.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?

    I did, but I'd give up an arm to be five again.
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    For most of my life I wanted to be a veterinarian...actually started college for it (biology and chemistry degree) but then found out about terminal labs in vet school and couldnt do it. Got a degree in veterinary nursing and did that for 10 years. Had a midlife crisis and became a cop Somewhere there was a push to become a pilot in the air force too...got out to finish school..then got married and started with the vet dream again.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    Usually my sister and cousins

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    I liked it enough when I was younger..did ok. Absolutely love it now...

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    My mom, sister and I are very close. We have always been kind of an anti-tradition family...so maybe that is a tradition in itself. We did use to have a lot of family holiday dinners at my aunts house..guess that counts

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?

    sure..thought I could do whatever I wanted, when I wanted and that money grew on trees. What a let down. LOL
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? You name it, a teacher, doctor, and a judge. Teacher cause at that time i liked kids. A doctor cause i looked doogie howser or whatever that tv show was lol and a judge cause i thought they looked cool.... Now going back I'd love to be a doctor. Just to have the intelligence and ability to figure out the cure. However, I have ZERO patience to be in school for like 8 years when i'm already 22. haha.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? Probably my sisters or brother.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? I liked it, I guess. I mainly liked it cause I got to see my friends everyday. My views changed when I got into high school. I hung around someone I shouldn't have and lost a lot of high school friends.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? Yes! When I was younger we'd go to Madison International Speedway and watch the races at least once a summer. We'd always do fireworks for the 4th and have a party. Usually the summer was pretty fun.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? Yes. But now, somedays, I don't think so. It involves paying bills and being in debt.
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? Police officer because I grew up in an LE family.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? Mike or Kevin, my best friends.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? Hate is too kind of a word. I had a lot of problems in school that were called laziness and bad behavior back then. Now they recognize those problems and deal with them. Yes, it changed because I learned how to function in school/classes. I'm back in college now and loving it.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? I don't really have a close family. About the only traditions I know of were Thanksgiving at maternal grandparents, church, and a great Sunday dinner afterwards.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? Yes, could not wait to grow up!! Now I wish I could go back to age 17 and stay there forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    1. For a while I wanted to be a School Bus Driver, a Semi Driver, or just drive an RV all over the country (I didn't figure out that takes money to do). I guess I still ended up with a job driving all over the place. hehe As I got older (teens) I didn't really know what I wanted to do. Kind of a confusing time for me. I always thought I would drop out of school right as soon as I turned 16, even though I got good grades and even took some advanced classes. I guess this hints at #3 a little.

    2. My best friend from 4th-6th grades, Troung. We could have a great time hanging out and not ever really doing anything. Or we could just do something simple and enjoy it.

    3. I never liked school. I did well in it but I hated having to go. I saw it as a big drag. Didn't really change any until I got to college, but even then I hated having to go to classes. But the rest of college was major for me. A lot of changing and growth happened or started to happen during that time frame.

    4. Growing up I did not think so. But looking back now.....for all the negative that I perceived, When I look at families today I think we were actually closer than we thought. Just had some issues I guess.

    5. I thought the entire world would be all sunshine and happiness once I was grown up. Ooops! hehe It's been said already but I'd give anything to go back to my youth knowing everything I know now.
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? Fireman, Veternarian, Bodybuilder, Musician, Professor, Gun store owner. I never wanted to be a cop until I was in college.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? High school buddy that lived in the neighborhood. He's one of the few people from high school with whom I stay in contact.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? I hated school until I was in college, mostly because I had more control to pick courses that I liked.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? Immediate family and maternal grandparents are very close. We always get together on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Memorial Day (military family).

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? No, but I've found that it is, in some ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    1. Various things. A lawyer for a while, but realized I didn't have the money to go to college and my parents were poor. I tried working and going, but I didn't like having no free time at 18 years old and frankly wasn't mature enough to do it then. Being a cop never really crossed my mind much. Had an offer to play minor league baseball, but the pay was horrible and I really didn't think I was good enough to make it to the majors so I passed. Ironically, I went back to school working full time as a cop and got my masters when I was 33 years old.

    2. An uncle who used to take me hunting and fishing a lot. My Dad never cared for those things. I seemed to always have one good friend I liked hanging out with. When my older brother came home, I followed him around like a puppy....... He's always been my hero. I miss him everyday.

    3. I liked school, wouldn't say I loved it. I found early on that if I got good grades, I could get away with more stuff. I got suspended once each year of high school and still graduated valedictorian. (Small school, not that big a deal)

    4. My mother's extended family was close. We got together several times a year at my grandparents house when I was a kid. It was a lot of fun to see my cousins and the rest of the family....

    5. I don't recall ever being in a big hurry to grow up. I've always been pretty good at living in the moment, even as a kid.
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    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? A scientist. I was a very curious child and liked to take things apart and do my own little experiments. As I got older I wanted to be a doctor.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? My namesake aunt/godmother. I thought she was the coolest person in the world, she'd take me all sorts of places when I was little.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? I loved it for a while because it was easy and therefore fun, but then it became very boring. As I got older it became more challenging and I began to love it again.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? My family was and is very close. We have a lot of traditions, we don't wait for holidays to get together as a group. One tradition is a family dinner dance at a banquet hall each year, there are usually 150 people or so, and when I was a child I couldn't wait until I was old enough to go (the family imposed an age restriction - one must be at least 16).

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? I sure did.




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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? I remember the first day I ever REALLY saw up close a patrol car. My uncles patrol car. Back in 1993. I was 7 years old at this time and all I knew was I wanted one. As I got older I looked more into "Police" things. Started watching COPS on saturday nights, and everything fell into place. I picked a lifestyle that wasn't around any drugs or wrong-doing. Needless to say I didn't have very many friends that's for sure. I guess I got the bug, and that's the path I took, stuck with, and now am finally ging to complete.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? My favorite person to do things with was my ex girlfriend back in Jersey. She wasn't just a "girlfriend", but also a best friend. Very few people in life you share a deep connection with. She was one of them. Unfortantly school called for her out in Florida, and an LEO job called for me in CO.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? Did I love school or did I hate it could be a tricky question to answer. Depends what class I was in! I am horrible in math. The basic 2+2 = 22 and 4x4 = 4444 I got that on lockdown. But 22 to the power of 14 divided by X = 34823.42222222 I am just lost. English and History were my leaders. So at first growing up in middle school, I hated it. Middle/High school I liked it, again depending which class I was in.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? My family was not close. My parents had split up back in 1996. Unfortantly I can't remember any family traditions, except for one. My mom would make us open Christmas gifts on Christmas Night. This way we could enjoy Christmas Day for all it was worth.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? Did I ever think an adult would be cool? Better than school! Job, own choices, ladies, all great stuff. But bills really put a damper on things
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?
    I still dont know what I want to be when I grow up, but when I was younger it mostly involved being a horse trainer or a veterinarian.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?
    My best friend, Tricia

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?
    It was ok...I didnt love it but I didnt hate it either. That didn't change much as I got older.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?
    My family was not close. We didnt have many traditions if any, but my favorite 'tradition' at least when I was very young was that my Dad would always get me an Italian rum cream cake and take a drinking glass and put the glass down the middle of the cake and that middle piece would be my slice. It always made me feel special (or maybe it was just the rum, )

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    Yeah I did..but now I think being a kid would be cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?
    Still trying to figure that out.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?
    I usually had a few friends that I hung out with.
    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?
    Indifferent.
    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?
    Used to be. Parents are gone. Aunts and Uncles and cousins are still in the state but usually only get together at funerals, etc. I am closer to my wife's family now but even that is starting to waver with her immediate family out of state and cousins going their separate ways. Especially since Great grandpa has passed. He was the glue that held everyone together.
    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    Somewhat, I want do overs.


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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? A state trooper, I always liked the idea and it took me 28 yrs to get there.

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)? A good friend I grew up with and we are still friends today

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older? I didn't love it or hate it. Looking back I should have cared more and tried harder.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions? No, not really. My family came from farmers that grew up with dirt under their finger nails. Hard work was what they knew. We didn't have any real family traditions. When I graduated from the patrol acadamey, it was a big thing to them.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool? Naa,,,, I do remember thinking about how old someone was at age 50,,,eeeek,, now that is me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamdude04 View Post
    Back in 1993. I was 7 years old at this time
    Shit, you just made me feel old as hell!!!!!!! I graduated high school in 93.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    Shit, you just made me feel old as hell!!!!!!! I graduated high school in 93.

    And you just made me feel old as hell!!!!!




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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

    Oh goodness...what *didn't* I want to be? A cop, a veterinarian, a lawyer, a doctor, an astrophysicist...

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?

    I didn't really do anything with anyone. I liked reading a book by myself, actually.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?

    I absolutely adored school (not the people though) and still do.

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?

    No, we weren't really close...though we sort of are now. We didn't really have any traditions either, other than the holiday ones.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?

    Yeah...and it is for the most part. Of course, I'd love to be 15 again knowing what I know now.
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    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?
    A.) When I was really little I think I just wanted to do something that involved driving a truck or a big piece of construction equipment. I always used to point that stuff out to my parents while riding in the back seat with my parents they say...

    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?
    A.) Either my best friend or my cool Uncle.

    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?
    A.) I don't think I minded going to school as a child, then grew to hate it at a certain point, then loved it again, then hated college for a bit, then absolutely loved college. I really went back and forth!

    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?
    A.) Yes. We always had family dinners and played games whenever we could.

    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    A.) I was always mature for my age and acting way older then I really was. So, probably yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    When you were a child....


    1. What did you want to be when you grew up and why?
    I wanted to be extremely money rich.....(see I grew up extremely money poor). Today I'm extremely rich.............(just not money rich!) (see, I grew up extremely rich!) Just didn't fully know it when I was young.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reca View Post
    2. Who was your favorite person to do things with (excluding your parents)?
    I'ld say my younger brother, we had (and still have) alot of good times together. (4wheel ATVing, fishing, hockey) BTW, I could absolutely torture the $hiote out of him and he'ld still hang around! LOL!

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    3. Did you love school or did you hate it? Why? Did that change as you got older?
    I enjoyed school. Played some sports, had some good friends, look back on those times with good memories.

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    4. Was your family close? What were your favorite family traditions?
    Family was & is extremely close. Come from a large family (9 of us) and most favorite traditions was Christmas Eve. We all went to midnight mass, and then returned home to eat, drink and open gifts. The fun went well into the morning. My mom plays piano and she would make all of us stand around the paino and sing stupid christmas carols!!! LOL!!!

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    5. Did you think that being an adult would be cool?
    When I was young, I don't think I ever thought of being an adult as something that would be cool. Now I know it is!

 

 
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