I had a paper route and there was a Mortuary on the route that intrigued me. herses,limos etc. It got me interested in Egyptology & Embalming. I decided that I waned to own a Mortuary. After military service I went to college on the Korean GI Bill, Served a two year apprentiship, took state exams and got liscensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer and went to work for a large Funeral Home. Made a good living but not enough to buy my own business. After a thousand funerals and hundreds of embalmings I left the business, went back to school and changed careers .