Written Wednesday February 13, 2008
How did you feel about school?
I started the 1st grade when I was 4 years old. We didn't have kindergarten. The first grade teacher came by our house to see how old I was. She said if I could count 2+2, 4+4. 8+8, and 10+10 I could go to school. I put my hands behind my back and added them with my fingers and she said I could go. It took me a few years to catchy up with the older children and there were somethings I never did catch up with them. But I studied as hard as I could because by the time I was in High School I wanted to be on the honor roll. Sometimes I made the A Honor Roll and sometimes the B Honor Roll. And sometimes none. I would like to have gone to college but there were no jobs and we could not afford it. But just 2 weeks after Graduation, when I was 16, I visited my family in Tuscon and learned that I had Tuberculosis. I was put in the St. Mary's Sanitarium for quite a while. Then I finally came home and rested until I was well.