|SAND --- Very poignant write - astute too!
I guess I was just lucky - Mom only had about a 5th grade education, and no religion, so she basically learned from me. Dad was a hard worker and earned a GDE or whatever you call it, at night school. An avid reader, but couldn't spell too good.
But they both taught me love, understanding, and patience. Two older sisters, married and out on their own left me to gey "spoiled" also!