Letter: Education, look what you did for me

Editor of the Reformer:

Jill Stahl Tyler's Nov. 8 Education Matters column prompted me to write about what education did for me.

I graduated from high school in June 1929. I had wanted to go to college, but the country was approaching the great depression of the 1930s and college was impossible. Still I wanted an education to help me during my working years, so I took a two-year course in bookkeeping and accounting in night school while working days. That night school training eventually enabled me to become Town Clerk and Treasurer of Jamaica for 11 years. Night school was also the place I met my wife of 60 years and the mother of our four children.

Warren S. Patrick

Townshend, Nov. 9


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