NOTICED! Part 7: Ithaca, Aurora and Wells

The autobiography of a woman; by Waldorfia

Yes, when I was a pretending busboy, that was the point when my father gave me the unrequested advice regarding “fool’s faces.” He thought that I needed something to occupy my time. College would fill the bill. He held a professorship at Cornell University and decided that I should attend a school nearby. His choice was Wells in Aurora.

It was a prescient choice. I was a natural leader at Wells. Don’t confuse that with scholastic leaders; Wells always had plenty of those. My leadership could be seen in sports and social groups. I was pleased to be noticed when I pitched for the softball team. I was also pleased to be noticed in the various bars in College Town in Ithaca.

College Town, Ithaca, Across the Cascadilla Bridge from Cornell

Of course, I had to pay close attention to my father’s schedules. It would be disastrous if he found me frolicking in College Town.


About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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