I'm not good with numbers but I like numbers and am convinced numbers are a large part of everything. Kind of like the theory "everything happens for a reason!" A very simple example: most of us have turned or are turning 65 years old and were born in 1947. We are celebrating the 47th anniversary of our graduation in '65.
After graduation I chose cosmetology as a career, graduating from Elgin School of Beauty Culture. I worked in the industry for 30 years and was licensed in IL, MT and AZ. I married John O'Brien in 1970. We owned a home and worked in STC until we retired in 1977...quit our jobs, sold the house and enjoyed traveling full time in what then was considered a fairly large RV (32 feet)! Now 43 feet is not uncommon.
Several years later we worked seasonal jobs in some of America's most beautiful National Parks...Yellowstone, Mesa Verde and Sequoia. We wintered in the desert near Yuma, AZ for many winters. We were YOUNG snowbirds! Our wants brought us to opening a RV repair business and we worked winter in AZ and summer in West Yellowstone, MT. The RV industry provided an interesting and good living. We have property in AZ where we live in the winter and rent RV lots to the snowbirds...gosh, I think we now may be OLD snowbirds!
We've retired from the business in AZ but still work in the summer in West Yellowstone where we have a great 1931 log cabin that we are restoring in our "spare" time. I hope we live long enough to see it completed. Fun, but alot of work. O'B is building most of the furniture as well as doing the renovations. I'm the sander, stainer and clean up crew!
We have truly enjoyed a lifestyle of exactly what we wanted to do and we have met so many nice people, many who have become great friends. Friends for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
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