Once taught in rural community with narrow views on education vs working. One senior-citizen supervisor, nicknamed Bluster, announced in a public meeting. I quit school in the 8th grade. And it didn’t hurt me any. [He regularly voted against any improvements in schools and county property. He also blew a lot of money in easy money schemes.] A former classmate asked. So, what did you do with the rest of the money your folks left you? Applause and laughter were loud and long. To say his face turned red is like saying the sun is a light. You can’t escape your childhood.
David Waisglass and Gordon Coulthart