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,…

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…

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…

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…

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

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.

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…

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

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

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…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a veterinarian. I was/am an animal lover and enjoyed babying our families’ pigs, cows, dogs and cats. My …

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... I would say probably a farmer or a forecaster. The neighbors always joked that they never needed to watch…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a helicopter pilot because I thought it would be cool to be able to take off and land wherever I wanted.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a nurse until my brother got a bad cut and I realized that I didn’t have the stomach for blood. I realize…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I enjoyed writing and media, so I selected com…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... There for a while, I was enamored with Jim McMahon and the 1985 Bears, so I’ll say I wanted to be a footb…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... I can’t honestly say. I don’t think I had any idea. I actually changed my major in college from English t…

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a Major League Baseball player, but I learned early on that I was never going to achieve that dream.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... an actress or a singer. I’ve always loved performing.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a lawyer, because my mom told me I was the most argumentative child she ever met. Ha!