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on Boy Scouts
In the mid 1940's I was a Cub Scout, that experence got me interested in becoming a Forest Ranger. However, when it became time to graduate to the BOy Scouts I found out that it was strictly a Christian orgnization, no Jews need apply.
I was so hurt by that I turned as far away from Forest Ranger as I could and became interested in Astronomy and space travel. Science Fiction became almost all that I read. I eventially became a Math Aide working of the Gemini & Apollo programs. After that I became a professional portrait photographer and then in 1988 a salesman, which wasn't what I wanted to do; but, I didn't know what else I did want to do.
It wasn't until recently that I realized that, way to late, I still wanted to be a Forest Ranger. If I had been allowed to become a Boy Scout I might have had a more satisfactory life.
posted 3 years, 2 months ago
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