I just read the Times-Union with the pictures of the babies (Future Readers of the Times-Union). I wish them all the best for a bright future, but I have some doubts. I have heard about some people graduating that couldn't even read their own diploma.
Reality came to life when I was talking with a neighbor boy. On the back bumper of my truck, I have a plate that reads "Disabled American Veterans - Life Member." He asked me what it said. I told him, "You read it!" He said, "I can't read." I said, "I thought you graduated from Mastodon Valley High School." He said, "I did, but I can't read."
I thought he was joking, but I found out later, he wasn't.
Allen D. Regenos