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5/28/18 3:37 P

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My father came from a well educated family, They were all royalty, back to Alexandra the great. Mom and her sisters are the first ones in her family to go to college. They were all surfs in England. I think I have always known

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5/28/18 12:10 A

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Personally, I have come to find out that families who survive together succeed together.
My family has been through plenty of tough times, now my children have grown to be very compassionate. They know how to help people because we were in the position of needing help every once in a while.
We learned what kind of help is NOT HELPFUL (like giving away your OLD food to someone 'poorer' than yourself. Do you know what it's like to be given a table full of produce that turns moldy and mushy by morning? NOT COOL.)

Anyway, when our oldest daughter joined an up and coming ministry and traveled to Texas to help the flood victims last year, she KNEW there was NO WAY she was going to pass out OLD FOOD! lol

TOUGH TIMES can be incredible awesome, especially when your kids go through them with you. Makes us stronger.

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5/27/18 11:57 P

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In Mom's family I believe only the two youngest finished high school. I don't know what kind of education the boys had, but one aunt was a beautician for a while and Mom went to business school after halfway through 9th grade (if I can keep Mom and Dad straight on that). I don't know about Dad's family, but he was probably the only one who went to college. He had to drop out of school after 8th grade to go to work to help out the family. His father died when he was about 6 or 7, so his mom was alone raising 3 kids, the youngest a year or two. I don't know anything about my Dad's family before then.

I went on through college, but it didn't do me much good. When I graduated I couldn't find a job in the field I studied because I was from the city and I couldn't find a job in other areas because I was "over qualified."



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When my mother graduated from high school, she took a test. Her very high scores qualified her to be a teacher. But she married, had two children, and then died suddenly, so never taught. My grandparents, who raised me and my sister, were determined that we would go to college. I did, my sis didn’t. My dad n stepmom had 3 kids. My brother went to college, my other 2 sisters didn’t. My brother is a Nurse Practitioner, and I taught school for over 30 years, including 10 at a Community College.

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5/27/18 10:18 P

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I had zero interest in attending college. Still feel the same.
My mom was brilliant, caring, creative, and admired by all her friends. She strove to learn a new skill every year. She had no need of a college education.
Same with Dad. He was pretty successful and was set financially when they passed away last year. He had no college education either.
Most of the college people we know, are in debt way over their heads and don't see getting out any too soon.


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Looking at my ancestors some were privileged some were not. I know it was extremely important to my mother as she always wanted to finish high school. She was so well read and intelligent she could have easily finished.

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Education was important to my Parents & Grandparents.At least graduating High School.
With that said, my Dad wasn't on board with my oldest Sister's desire to go to college. He was all about the girls getting married and raising a family. So, us older girls did not go on to school.
My youngest sister(14 years my junior), went on to be a nurse.

According to the census most of my ancestors went to school until 8th grade.



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I think my Mother thought schools were a just a relief for Mothers to have some time off. She quit school at 8th grade. Her Mother emigrated from Ireland - I'm not sure if her Mother had any schooling at all but she wasn't concerned about my Mother's education.

My Mother was concerned about our (3 of us) education but think mostly because my Dad loved and respected education. He was the oldest boy.had to quit during the depression to help support his family.

The three of us were guided with a choice of schools. I completed college which my parents paid for. My brother and sister didn't go to college - that was their choice.

Going back further to my ancestors...I've not heard of any schooling.

Different on DH's family. His gggrandfather was an educator, founded and taught in early schools, and was part of the U of MN..

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Yes I do wonder what the education system was like when they were young life's values were so different then I have found out most of my family didn't complete school as they needed to go to work at a young age working on the farms

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Nope, but I hope my ancestors never read my 7th grade report card! eeek! I found it among my mom's things. Not pretty.

But I DID find my DAD'S report card and BOY! It sure made ME feel better! lol

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Do you ever think about your ancestors and wonder what their education was, if any?

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