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  • college.

  • What were you thinking as faras?

  • Where you were going to go?

  • Where you always gonna go?

  • No, I had no idea where it's gonna go That we had two great universities in Arizona, but they were not technical necessary.

  • And both my uncles graduated from them and two of my cousins, We're engineers.

  • And I went to University of Arizona and MP was education important for your family?

  • Uh, it was it was a future thing.

  • It was important for the kids to get it, but the parents know they didn't know.

  • My my my dad's mom and dad were lucky to be passed.

  • The third grade barely could, right?

  • Their kids got through high school and a year of college and their kids, which is us got to college and insulin.

  • So the expectations you see generation by generation rising and just need for you to keep button here, I'm gonna be lagging.

  • Right.

  • And so how did you decide on where you went to school?

  • Actually decided?

  • Pretty much for me.

  • Uh, the science teacher at school.

  • And I was also a guidance counselor.

  • Way took a lot of tests.

  • Aptitude tests, you know, the usual things, but we're pretty new for those days.

  • And from that they concluded that I was gonna I agreed to be in a career in science of some sort and he said, Well, you know, if you heard of MIT and Caltech, that's why I live in it.

  • But I never heard of Celtic.

  • And so he said, Well, you might think about those places.

  • And he went to school off all the books and everything, and he kind of got in through the application process.

  • And so I submitted those two applications, and I was interviewed by their people in the field that came to Arizona.

  • You know, x alumni or Dean's or somebody came out on gave you the personal interview as well as your test tick.

  • We took all the S A.

  • T s and everything else to get, and they got accepted both on, uh, came west instead of east.

  • Did you visit East?

  • No, I didn't ever considered.

  • Uh, no, There was not a big thing to visit.

  • I don't think hardly anybody visited anywhere.

  • Okay, so you have the pamphlet, and you kind of just chose you.

  • Just you just did.

  • It was very random kind of a thing and there's no real.

  • It wasn't done like today where you you go there and you shake it already down and you see how you're like and look at the social situation.

  • And neither of these places were known for their social stuff, right?

  • But those were the two top technical use.

  • Those were the top tickles at the time, and Stanford was coming along but really wasn't in the running at that point.

  • Okay, so that's a big deal.

  • And they couldn't have been cheap to go Thio.

  • It costs three games.

  • Okay, Andi Other thing that Dad agreed was really serious about was education.

  • So he promptly said he would pay all the education expenses however long you want to spend.

  • I mean, just reported check and it was done.

  • So hey, had had those kind of things that he thought were good use of his wealth and money.

  • Way had had lots of new cars because it was it was a way to support the local economy so it could support you.

  • All of his friends in the in the Masonic Lodge in other places were car dealers and and TV salesman and the guy at the lumber yard.

  • Right?

  • Equipment place.

  • So you you bought from them and they helped you with deals.

  • And they just the community, you know, interest.

  • Scratch each other's back.

  • Interesting.

  • So we have lots of new cars.

  • We had got to drive a lot of different kind of cars.

  • It's funny.

  • I had Gabby my step daughter.

  • She's a a private school at boarding school, and she sees the bill every now and then and she's like, I feel bad, but how much you spend on that?

  • And I just blurted out, I said, the Rose family always invest in education?

  • Absolutely.

  • But no one ever taught me that.

  • No, Didn't have Thio.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah, So that happened.

  • And so I got give me a rough idea.

  • Well, when I when I won the spelling contest just something that you, you know, just you need to win it.

  • You're gonna hear in it to win it.

  • So a week after that, it was sitting.

  • We're sitting at breakfast on bond.

  • Dad doesn't do much carrying on, but he drug out a package and he handed it to me.

  • Watch in appreciation of achievement.

  • And you say anything about it.

  • He dropped a bundle of that.

  • I had it stolen from our house in El Amigo.

  • That was one of the items that the burglars got sometime later, Wade, Not not long ago, you know, when we lived over there, but But he did other things like that, too.

  • I when I came back from from school on this first year, I looked.

  • A lot of the guys were getting cars and we're living off campus.

  • So he said, Well, e think maybe you need to put in the car And I said, I'd like I had my eye on this foreign sports car and he said, No.

  • Now let's go get in American car.

  • So he bought me a Corvette.

  • Three grand.

  • Not a lot of the time, but But he wouldn't have nothing else.

  • There was no way to convince him to give me the car that I wanted.

  • You should Come on, let's go talk to the dealers.

  • So he wanted American.

  • But it was a nice car.

  • It was a nice car.

  • It was a used car.

  • It was a nice car.

  • This is 61.

  • So with Grandpa showing his love and affection.

  • That's the way he did it.

  • Well, it's a It's really hard to say whether that's affection or if that's I don't know what that is, actually, but that's the way he did He continue to do that?

  • He did that for my brother and sister.

  • He did that over and over again.

  • Um, everybody deserved something at certain stages of their life.

  • They, you know, they eso he When I decided I was gonna live off campus at Caltech, he bought a a mobile home, a trailer for a living because he listened to look at all the rants and everything else.

  • He concluded that for 30 bucks a month, he'd by a trailer and park it there and then then provided rent free.

  • Eso he would be hey, would save money getting me through school.

  • We the only guy Caltech in a trailer?

  • Yeah, I think so.

  • I had a roommate, my, my my buddy, who was my roommate in the first year, but he stayed with this second.

  • The two of us live in the trailer.

  • And then when we got married, your mom and I, he gave us the trailer is a gift.

  • You got a Corvette in the trailer.

  • Well, that was that.

  • And then in the various other things happened like that, but it was not, um uh, it was not lavish.

  • And it was not.

  • It was appropriate.

  • And there were There were milestones met, so to speak.

  • So I think that from that point of view, hey was not overly generous, But he didn't.

  • Hey, didn't give you money to waste.

  • It turned what you want.

  • You could earn as much you want.

  • You know, there's plenty of work, and so we get a raise and we were a little better.

  • We finally got up to a buck an hour, I think.

  • And then one of the things that's really important is he He decided that Tom and I needed, uh that we could actually we need to start a business in addition to having the capital and stuff.

  • So, um, uh, we were driving tractors and we were putting we'd herbicides on the cotton crops with with fairly toxic material and fairly risky would actually kill the crop if you were not very careful with the dozing.

  • And he said, Okay, when you're done with doing my crop, you can do some of my neighbors crops with equipment.

  • I'll let you use the equipment for free.

  • And you can you go over there and charge them what I'm have to pay for this, which was $2 an acre and eh?

  • So we said, okay.

  • And so he called around and found we were something booked and we're working.

  • Tom and I would work in the summer.

  • We would work 24 7.

  • I would work not 24 7, but least 15.

  • 7, running these machines up and down the rows with the chemical in it.

  • And we were booked up for for a couple of two or three years.

  • And at that point, we were making, I don't know, 100 bucks a day, maybe more way were doing a lot of acres and and And we had very little farmer provided the chemical, and Dad provided the machinery which was already depreciated, and the gas which was not a lot.

  • And we did the labor and collected the collected the return.

  • So we did that.

  • And ultimately that able enabled Meteo pay a lot of the other expenses ahead of school.

  • Andi, save up some money.

  • Wow!

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