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Jan 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Thumbing through a variety of materials over the weekend, I came across this lighthearted story from the pen of Leslie Weatherhead. It is a story that may prove useful to share with your grandchildren, as they go about the task of growing up.

“At school,” he says, “I sat next to a boy whom I envied with all my soul. He was so very lucky. His father was so very kind, and my father was apparently so hard and unjust. The boy lived in the country. If it was a lovely day, he would be allowed to go haymaking, instead of coming to school. He could go fishing or do what he liked. And when examinations came, he just stayed away again. My cruel, unjust and heartless father demanded that I should not only go to school every day, but even when examinations were on.