What They’re Thinking: Jack Wayman
I have five children, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Two wives have died. I live for my children. Not a day goes by that one of them is not on the phone.
I can’t live without chocolate: not Hershey’s—that’s like kissing your sister—but real, heavy, baker’s chocolate. It goes back to chocolate in the war, in the infantry. In your K-rations, you’d get a big D bar of chocolate. It was so tight and so tough that you had to take a bayonet to it to get a piece of it. In Europe, our army fought on chocolate. It was 98 percent chocolate in that D bar. That is really almost like cocaine. I would have every one of my guys eating chocolate. It makes them want to kill the enemy. You give a kid a piece of that chocolate now, and he’ll go ape-shit around the house.
I keep up with sports—everything, you name it—and try to read about two books a week and 100 every year. The best I’ve read recently was Tom Friedman’s “The World Is Flat.” What a baby! It will blow your mind. China’s in there. India’s in there. America has got to wake up. We’re losing that technology advance.