Lois, what wonderful stories! I never got as adventurous as you were, but I
guess I was a boy at heart. When the space program started up, I dreamed of
working for NASA or becoming an astronaut. I day dreamed about it a lot, to
the extent that I would look ahead in the science books and read the
astronomy chapters because they were never taught. I even day dreamed that I
had friends from other planets. Wow, talk about a born science fiction fan!
I think one of the advantages of being adventurous or having a wild
imagination is that part of us never grows up. So many adults just push all
that fun stuff aside. But despite the real-world stuff we all face as
adults, there is still a kid in us that wants to come out and play
sometimes. Maybe that's why it's so much fun to just fool around with stuff.
Did you like to play with modeling clay or play doh or silly putty? I loved
silly putty and took it to school to play with when the class was doing
something boring. In fact, I think they still make it. There's a recipe book
for things like modeling clay on web braille. It's got all sorts of weird
concoctions in it; it might even have the volcano thing with vinegar and
baking soda. I haven't done that yet, mostly because I hate the thought of
cleaning up the mess.