[LMB] Education, was Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Wed Sep 8 13:21:46 BST 2021


My Father-in-law was illiterate. He had , at most, a third grade education. He worked and lived on a pecan orchard. (He worked for a salary, not shares. My Wife and her family were insistent on that point.) His sons both had management positions (one owned a store) and all four of his daughters had Masters degrees.
As Gwynne said the differences were not male or female (or black or white) but rich or poor.
<removed political rant>

William A Wenrich
Christian, Husband, Father, Granddaddy, Son, & American. Here I am. I can do no other. God help me!
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Subject: [LMB] Education, was Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters



Another random thought about education: I've seen land deeds from
properties owned by my great-grandfather. He signed them with an X,
and a literate witness wrote that this was his mark.

A cousin's wife once mentioned that her mother gave her grandmother
a brooch for Mothers Day, the brooch said 'Mum'. They had to tell her
what the word was, she couldn't read it.

We're only a few generations away from times when literacy wasn't
universal.

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