When I asked my dad why he hadn't ever read a book before, he just said that he always had other things to occupy his mind. Alicia started him on a book reading project. Before he died seven years later he had read thirty-two books, many of them classics such as Silas Marner and To Kill a Mockingbird.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.