I don't suppose any of you know an 18 year old who knows everything and is positive of their future and is too good for 'regular' jobs? Well, unfortunately, that was me 40 years ago and my arrogance ended up costing me a paid college education and it cost my family an inheritance!
My godparents were Marie Murray (1902 - 1983), a single woman who lived in Minneapolis and her single brother Victor (1900 - 1975), who lived in Des Moines, Iowa. Marie and Vic were also first cousins to my father. Marie would come to visit when I was little and the most memorable thing about her was her fur coat...I loved snuggling in that when we would go to church in the winter. As my high school years passed and it became time for college, Marie offered to pay my tuition, IF I became a secretary, like she had. It was the 60s. I couldn't be a secretary! I had to save the world! I was going to be a lawyer and travel the world as an ambassador! (ah, youthful dreams!)