i would have gone ahead and become a blue angels pilot, instead of being obedient to my father who told me the military is too dangerous for a woman..due to the obvious sexual scandals.
I am sure your dad was doing what dads do...looking out for his daughter.
A few years ago I took my two youngest, twins, a boy and a girl, to see the Blue Angels in Duluth. My son was anxious to go but my daughter not very much. I told her if she would go it would be something she would never forget. A solo pilot put on one hell of a show in a F16 and than landed and taxied to right in front of us. We were in the front row. He climbed out, his crew saluted him, he was tall, ramrod straight, impressive flight uniform, aviator sunglasses. Right out of Hollywood. The announcer said the pilot would give autographs and people could line up in front of him. My daughter, I'll call her Janice, tried to play it cool, (she was that age). I watched out of the corner of my eye, pretty soon, "Dad, can I go get his autograph?" "Sure," I said, feeling so happy inside.