I was born in Oil City, PA and later lived in Pittsburgh. You say you do not know where Oil City is. Well (no pun intended) imagine a tiny town, population “2”, directly between Pittsburgh and Erie, PA. I grew up with family always around (mostly male) and all with wicked senses of humor. My one cousin one day decided to see if his father’s (my uncle) car would float in the retention pond.
Okay, so now you also know where i got my sense of humor. My earliest childhood memory was trekking through the forest out beyond the barn for a Christmas tree with above said uncle and coming across a big metal contraption. Now mind you here is a naive six year old asking, “Unc Harry, what’s that?” Whose response was bery simple, “Sweetie, that’s nothing to worry bout. It’s just the family still.” LOL.
Side note: Finally in 2005 I had to admit to myself and unwillingly to others that well…I’m a country hillbilly even though all my life I tried to be a city girl. LOL
Went to college and majored in Accounting/Business Law and guess what? I ended up in the accounting field. Now tell me how many people actually end up working in the field they studied for. The accounting led on to working at a bookstore for five years, a local television station for ten years and then onto where I am now. A Chief Financial Officer for a construction company. What can I say, I love numbers.