My Story, condensed version  

candy69sosweet 61F
10901 posts
8/4/2006 12:32 am
My Story, condensed version

I was over to fantasylover_05's blog, and he posted a condensed version of his life story, go read [post 453036]. My buddy R wanted to know more about each of his friends, so I'm posting this here for everyone to read.

I was born in Providence RI, lived in only two houses before I got married at the tender age of 20 to my first boyfriend. We were married 7 1/2 years before I realized I had to get out of the marriage before he killed me in a drunken rage. So I changed the locks and got a restraining order against him and never looked back. I took away a whole lot of wisdom and two absolutely beautiful children.

I married current hubby a year later. Back then, I didn't have any self-confidence, and didn't believe I could make it on my own. So I went from being dependant on my parents, to hubby #1, then directly to hubby #2. In the 30 years since I left my parents' house, I've only lived in, now it's four....different places. I hate to move, it's too much work and not enough gratification!

Now as far as work is concerned, in that part of my life I'm a vagabond! I started working at 14 as a nurse's aide in a Providence hospital. THat's where I met #1. I went to Nursing School right outta high school, but didn't graduate. See, even back then I had a smart mouth, and Dad used to get my blood boiling! One night I got too smart with him, and he kicked me out. So I moved in with #1 and his parents, we were engaged at that time, and had to quit school coz I couldn't afford it.

I worked as a unit secretary for a few years, but that was boring. Then a job opened up in the Operating Room, as an OR Tech. I applied, and got the job. Gawd, I loved that job! Ya never knew what was gonna come in the door. Kids, I've sen it all....from gun shot wounds, to car accidents, to foreign objects in delicate places (come on, you KNOW what I'm talking about!) to delivering babies. The problem was, with two little kids and newly separated, what would I do with them when I was on call? So I had to quit that job so as not to endanger the kiddies.

I did day care out of my house. I worked in the local milk store. I worked in the local drug store. I even worked at Mickey-D's! Then I found a job as a bank teller, and discovered that I really liked this line of work. I was promoted quickly, from a temp to full time, to senior teller. I was the one in charge of the branch cash flows.

Then my family was in a car accident. We got hit head-on by a drunk driver. I had to have reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to my face. Coz I wasn't there a year, there was no long term disability (this was before Clinton passed FMLA) so I lost that job. I worked for the state university for a few years, then back to another bank. Went to work for a large insurance company, which was the stepping stone to my current position with a nationwide brokerage/401(k) company. I simply adore this position, and am veryveryfortunate to have landed here.

I prolly forgot a few jobs, but you get the jist....I am unsettled when it comes to my least up until now.

I have three children. My son is in post-grad school and will be a college professor someday. My eldest daughter is following in my footsteps in a sense, and is working for the same insurance company I once did. She's getting married in nine days to a great guy who adores her. My baby is married with a baby of her own. My granddaughter just turned one, and is the light of my life.

I moved out of my house in June, after 21 years of marriage, and am living by myself in a very nice apartment.
I finally love myself, and I love my life!

Sorry if this was too long, but I've got a lot to tell, ya know?

So, are you gonna tell me something about yourself now?

Kisses & Hugs
♥ Candy

~Friendship is a gift given from the heart and treasured forever~

porich36 53M
320 posts
6/12/2008 2:44 pm

Hi Baby!

Just looking around in your basement. I just had to comment on this one. LOL What a story! Maybe you can do another one about us?

Regards, Rich aka candy69sosweets Soldier Boy

candy69sosweet replies on 6/12/2008 4:26 pm:

♥ ♥ Hi Soldier can look around anywhere you want to.....and I definitely will be doing a story about us, whenever you give me a chance to get back here for more than a couple of minutes! ♥ ♥

Kisses & Hugs
♥ Candy

fun4allin2006 53M
1583 posts
8/14/2006 10:28 pm

Congrates on breaking free.....


mooon5500 62M

8/8/2006 5:50 am

hi very nice writing. I am Al a 51 divorced gentleman and enjoyed reading your article and history very much. You sound like in the right relationship you would be a very enjoyable companion. I think it is most important to be happy with yourself before you can be happy with anyone. You do sound very nice and when you mentioned a, I was once a also, it struck a good memorie, thanks............................Al

(Princess Lips)

8/7/2006 11:30 pm

I moved out of my house in June, after 21 years of marriage, and am living by myself in a very nice apartment.
I finally love myself, and I love my life!

*silent applause* and hugs!!


Boomer022 69M
45 posts
8/5/2006 7:25 am

Welcome back Candy!!!!!!!!! I am very happy for you that you have a newfound freedom and are enjoying just being Candy!!!!! BTW, I love the new photo!!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!

TheAngel20062 32M

8/5/2006 6:46 am

Hi Sweetie,
I was doing some re-search on the members and i found you on my list, that matched me,
So i was wondering if there is a chance for us to talk and maybe meet,
lots of hugs babe,

ZZ_Todd 59M

8/4/2006 7:28 am

I am liking this getting to know you stuff! And yes, I'll tell you more about me... someday, privately, if you really want to know.

kyplowboy22 61M

8/4/2006 6:25 am

Be ok you know. You see enough of me in my posts, not much different from them. Later


fantasylover_05 62M

8/4/2006 4:30 am

What a great story Beautiful!

You... smart mouth? Couldn't be! LOL LOL

I can not begin to tell you how good it is to hear you say...

"I finally love myself and I love my life"

What incredible words!!

Thank you for sharing this Candy

I learned a few new things about ya!

Love ya

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