Mother Receives Master's Degree

In spite of her busy family life, one reader pursued and received a master's degree.

| May 2009

In the 1960s, I was married with four children and enrolled in a master’s degree program. I frequently had a book in my hand while cooking over a hot stove.

At 35, I felt too old to be going through the graduation ceremony with young people, so I tried to get out of it. However, I was told I had to attend graduation or I wouldn’t receive my diploma.

I attended graduation and received my master’s degrees in comprehensive English and social studies. I went on to teach school for 20 years. 

A person is never too old to pursue an education.

Slippery Rock, Pa.

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