It seems a long time since I was in touch, and maybe that’s because it has been a long time. I continued to sing after graduation from Paschal in “56. My interest turned to a career in math, so I attended TCU. Then one month during the fall I went to visit an aunt in Alpine, Texas. I just had to stay there around the cool air and mountains. I continued to study at Sul Ross State. Enter future husband. I quit school and had two children, one boy and one girl. After a failing marriage, I returned to Ft. Worth. I worked for the Texas Highway Dept, as a draftsman( It was okay then not to be called a draftsperson). Enter future husband II. We married and though it had been almost twenty years after having children, I had a son.
So I now have three sons, one daughter, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and another grandchild on the way. Needless to say, I have done my part in populating the earth.
During all these years of working for the highway department and making a home, I had another interest that I kept low key. I wrote a lot of stories and poems to myself, and then I got the nerve to venture forth put the words in front of people. I published two books and wrote humor for Jay Leno. I fell in love with writing.
I became ill five years ago, thus moving to Ashwood Retirement. I like it here with my cat, Missy. I have my computer, and I continue to write. Who knows, maybe I’ll get another book done soon.
I remember so well the words of O. D. Wyatt at an assembly in the “old” Paschal. He said, “Don’t do anything today that you will regret ten years from now.” I think that’s the best advice for parents and grandparents to tell all children.
My best to all of you. I wish everyone a content future by taking one day at a time and making it better.
– Myrna McAdam Mills