I’m 72 years old and so is my twin sister. I wake up each morning happy, grateful and excited to be alive. Of course I’ve been blessed with great Italian immigrant parents and sometimes feel more Italian then American. There’s a lot of street sense in me cause I grew up in the Bronx. I cuss to much and was taught, “If someone hit’s you, you hit them right back.” But Jesus says, “Turn the other cheek” Confusing to say the least. I use them both at different times.
My twin and I had to beg my parents to let us go to college. We worked in factories and saved enough money to pay for the first year. My Mom didn’t think education after high school was important. After all she could teach us how to be homemakers and that’s what we would be doing anyway. When we said we could marry a doctor or a lawyer instead of neighborhood bums, she acquiesced. The experience was amazing we completed 2 years at a boarding college. In those days the cost was one thousand dollars a year.
My two sisters and I love to cook, laugh, dance and sing. We make each others lives easier. Love has a way of doing that. We socialize often and it re-energizes each of us with more love. Except when we argue, get upset and call each other names.
I was a single parent and raised two wonderful happy children. My daughter is a hairdresser and my son is a plumber. They are good, tax paying and family loving citizens. They have blessed me with 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. My divorce hurt a lot of people. Today I know the ramifications of such a major decision has on relatives and children.
I was a hairdresser for 35 years and loved every minute of it. It was like having coffee everyday with friends. When a client came in sad, they always left happy. After 35 years and some financial success, I wanted to try something new. So I bought a talent agency. I discovered Shia LaBeouf when he was eleven and we are still great friends. I love being a talent agent and never intend to retire.
I’ve also learned a lot from my mistakes and setbacks that I want to share with my bloggers and hopefully help some individuals avoid the pitfalls I fell into. So here I am wanting to share what I’ve learned during my journey of 72 years on this wonderful planet.