My uncle was disenchanted with his career and said it was time for him to make change before he was too old.
I thought fifty was too old to change careers, but my uncle was a handsome man with a lot of vigor.
He had one more year before he could retire from the police station, and during the year he went back to school to become an HVAC technician. He told dad that he hated how bad the police were and he really didn’t want to associate with them. If he were to become an HVAC technician, he could do something that would benefit people and not make them tremble with fear. Dad told him that if he graduated and got his HVAC certification, he would hire him. He was always looking for good HVAC technicians, and he had no doubt Uncle Bill would be an excellent HVAC technician. For the next year, he was in a police car during the day, and going to school at night. He loved going to school, and even though he was older than the instructor and the students, he was a natural HVAC technician. The instructor called dad one afternoon, and asked if he was related to Uncle Bill. Dad told him it was his twin brother, and asked if there was something wrong. He asked dad if Uncle Bill was going to join his HVAC company when he got his certification. If not, he wanted him working in his. I overheard dad laughed and he told him that since he was his brother, he had first dibs, and to keep his hands off the rookie.