By Veda Boyd Jones
A biography of the forty-third president of the USA, targeting his adolescence and younger maturity.
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Told his fellow crew members that he wasn’t coming back; he wanted to be with friends and his girlfriend in Houston. When he got back to the city, he was called to his father’s office. “You agreed to work a certain amount of time, and you didn’t,” his father told him. ” George W. was crushed. Even though a few hours later his father asked him to accompany him to a Houston Astros game, so he obviously wasn’t holding a grudge, George W. would always remember how it felt to let his father down. He returned to Houston the following summer and worked as a sporting goods salesman at Sears.
Was not one to be all work and no play. He would not have been himself if he hadn’t enjoyed the people around him. He befriended other students, played intramural baseball and softball, and drank at local bars, favoring a country-western bar that reminded him of Texas. In a time when there were lots of antiwar, anti-Nixon, antiestablishment feelings on campus, he proudly wore his National Guard flight jacket. In his yearbook picture, he wore a rumpled sports shirt, not a coat and tie. He didn’t fit in, but it didn’t bother him.
His summer job before his sophomore year was working on an inland Louisiana oil barge anchored in 20 feet of water. He worked seven to ten days on and then had seven to ten days off. During his off periods, he returned to Houston and partied with his friends. A week before his summer commitment was up, George W. told his fellow crew members that he wasn’t coming back; he wanted to be with friends and his girlfriend in Houston. When he got back to the city, he was called to his father’s office. “You agreed to work a certain amount of time, and you didn’t,” his father told him.