Letter Re: Early Literacy for Children

Dear Mr. Latimer,

I would like to reply to SRG’s letter of response to my article, Early Literacy for Children.

I wholeheartedly agree with SRG. Neither of my parents went to college, and my stepdad did not finish high school. He proudly served our country in the military, then supported his family (parents, brothers, sister, wife, and three stepdaughters) by working in the coal mines in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky. The most intelligent person I know never took a college class, and the dumbest person I know was one of my college professors. One of my three children went to college. The other two did not. They are all intelligent and very knowledgeable in their prospective jobs. One is a teacher, one an electrical lineman, and one a heavy equipment operator/welder in a coal mine. I am equally proud of them. We should each find our calling and pursue it. We should help our children and grandchildren find their place in this world and help them to reach it. It is my belief that our greatest responsibility to our children is to raise them to honor the Lord. May God bless you. Sincerely, – CL