For some reason while I was walking in the woods I started thinking about childhood heroes. I have never really thought about who my childhood heroes were, but if I had to pick here are a few:
The Hardy Boys – one of them gets caught by the bad guys in every book, but they always get away, solve the mystery, and justice is served, what’s not to like?
Nancy Drew – See Hardy Boys
Data – he’s a robot on a spaceship and is really strong, smart, and fast. He can even beat up on the Borg. Nuf said.
Dolphus Weary – I read his book I Ain’t Comin Back before going on a trip to Mendenhall Mississippi to work with The Mendenhall Ministries with our youth group. Working in Mendenhall was one of my first introductions to a ministry that served people by meeting a wide range of needs (physical, spiritual, economic, educational, legal…). Dolphous was part of starting TMM.
Robert Ballard – the guy found the Titanic…what more does it take to be a childhood hero then that? I remember watching a documentary about him and how he found and explored the Titanic countless times. I kind of wonder if the tape is still at my house…I would watch it again. If I ever have the chance to go down in Alvin and pilot Jason I would take it in an instant.
edit: I just remembered that I had a book about Ballard finding the Titanic also. it had fold out maps of the wreck and everything. I need to try and find it also.
who were your childhood heroes?