Posted by Ed Gilligan on December 26, 2004 at 21:17:53:
In Reply to: Re: Ed where did you see that information? posted by KellyT on December 24, 2004 at 12:53:55:
I got that information by having to travel around in feeding my family. I came out of high school with a mother and 2 sisters to feed right away. I had to meet the common folk and others on jobs and in restrants. Many of the americans can not read and write today. In some parts of america, the girls and fellows marry at 13 years of age. One man in a poor part that my wife was working with a church misson, could not believe that one of the 16 year old girls working was not married.
Hey buddy, can you tell me what this says. A common thing in some parts of america. Those poor lucky fellows can't get into the army. Eduaction is not highly rated in some parts. One team worker seen me reading a car repair book and asked me if I was trying to P--s him off reading the book. Pardon me, I said, what do you mean. Then I realized he couldn't read.
Anyone with a college grad or a teacher in the family is blessed. My mother went ot the 5th grade and my father the 8th grade. I went to the 12 years of high school, 4 years of electrican training and then 20 years of night school in college. I did alright, but with a college eduacation, I could done alot more. Dad was a millionair, but didn't spend his money on his family. He hid it all in the banks and all we have is 9 bank deposit keys and no idea where the banks are. $28,000 was found listed under John P. Brown, my grandfather I am told. We had to prove that was his alis and we got $3,000 each. Big deal, not enought to even plan for. If dad had more eduaction, I am sure he would have done better. If you travel, you will realize how blessed we are. They are not in the grand hotels and eating places. Sometimes you will see them on cruise lines and you can spot them right away. Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Merry christmas.
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