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Kris Mason, 51, is a mother of two, “Grammy” to three granddaughters, owner and specialist at Mane Therapie Salon and Spa. Mason was born and …

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a game warden. I foolishly thought that would mean I could hunt more.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a nurse. Every day after school I would spend time with my grandfather who was undergoing chemo treatments,…

They arrive in late summer, lurking within paper bags and tattered cardboard boxes. It’s an old menace — one that finds its way to the surface…

When I was a kid, I secretly wanted to be … Tinker Bell that flew out of the Disney Castle during the fireworks show. What would be more fun t…

Step outside on a late September afternoon and you hear the sounds of a million voices singing about life. It is at once raucous and soothing;…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … Illinois Director of Agriculture. When I was growing up, the director came to our neighbor’s house and talk…

We laughed when Mom sprayed Raid bug spray under her arms by mistake. She flapped around the bathroom like a frantic chicken while my brothers…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals! Growing up one of five children on the farm, we…

Ah. The changing seasons. We had our first refreshingly cool evening in ages. The temperature outside dipped into the blessed 60s.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a journalist. I’ve always loved to write.

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When you have more than one child, it becomes difficult to remember their names. Oh, you know who’s who. And it is easy to pick them out in a …

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a wildlife biologist. I always loved being in the outdoors.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a veterinarian because of my love for animals.

It’s Sunday afternoon. All is right with the world. The air is summery warm, the sky is dotted with fluffy clouds and the birds are singing.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a teacher, and I enjoyed teaching agriculture education for three years. I had some great teachers in my ed…

I was enjoying a slice of pie, skimming the headlines in the paper, when my mouth fell open in astonishment: “Your Waistline May Reveal How Re…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a doctor, so I’d have enough money to be a farmer.

Don’t look in my car’s trunk. Nothing to see there. No dead bodies or tell-tale stains. But if you drive by my house late at night, you may se…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a teacher. I used to play “school” with my stuffed animals.

The steering wheel brands my palm with the searing heat of the summer sun. I breathe in oven-hot air and emit steaming curses while I wait for…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be … a fireman and a grocery store clerk. Like every little kid, I saw firefighters with the big truck making lo…