Many people in music; the movies; television; architecture; politics; athletes; educators; business people, leave a part of themselves behind...so, they can be remembered when they hang up their sneakers. Wouldn't it be great to be remembered for something other an attitude and a pile of debt?
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I've been in the humor business for over 40 years, and I never get tired of putting a smile on someone's face! After I built my website, I have gotten hundreds of emails from all over the world, and following is an email I received from a fellow named Wayne, who I do not know. This email is one of the reasons I've been in the humor business so long. Wayne writes:
"Greeting Jerry: I wish to thank you for brightening my day a bit. Your website was just what I needed in this time in my life. You see...my mother passed away on July 2, 2003, and I'm trying hard to get back into the swing of things. Being the 4th of July week-end, we all had gathered at her place for a big bang and celebration. Thanks for the laughs I had today...Wayne"
Legacy...the gift of humor/writing/graphics...can be left on the Internet for all to enjoy!
As a woodcarver, I'm out of the art and craft world, and not out of the writing world, so I have no background in writing whatsoever. In college, I did not major in English, communications or journalism. (I majored in girls) To show my ignorance, I knew nothing about article directories until August, 2006 when I posted my first article on EzineArticles.com, so I'm a newbie when it comes to the world of writing, etc.
There are many boomers who are turning the corner on 60 years of age, and I'm one of them. Never in my lifetime, could I have ever imagined, that I would have the opportunity to express my ideas; show my writing pieces and captioned graphics to the world on something called the "Internet!" Amazing! What a great feeling!
Legacy: A gift of writing can be left on the Internet for all to enjoy!
I can leave my writing and humor pieces all over the Internet until the end of time for all to enjoy. I can see it all happening to me now! I become one of the greatest writers the world has ever known! Parades are held in my honor all over the country! All the networks cover this amazine rags to riches story! Talk shows want me on their shows...movie producers are waiting in line; heads of state all over the world want me to visit their country; the President of the United States calls...(I just let him wait his turn). Millionaires and billionaires are lined up to meet me; I become famous over-night...book deals...movie deals are in the works! Shout it from the roof-tops...I've got my 15 minutes of fame...and more...A STAR IS BORN!
Excuse me...excuse me...do I hear laughter here? I didn't write this piece to be amusing...hello...excuse me...why are we laughing? H-e-l-l-o-o-o-o-