Neither of my parents finished high school, although my Dad went through Weather School in the Army with flying colours and later took courses at Cornell University on the GI Bill. Nevertheless, both my parents were avid readers and my Mama (a Southern lady) was the Lifetime Head of the Grammar Police. Dad could recite all the founding documents, and he could tell you exactly where something was (or that it was not) in the Constitution. Both of them taught us girls that learning had very little to do with attending school. That knowledge has served us very well.