Earle8-I'm not "Marion" but I started to school in 1940 in WV at 6Years Old. One-room-grades 1-4, and a NO BS woman teacher! I had had access - from my Paternal G'Ma to "the Primer and something like "McGuffey's reader" and could stumble thru. Both Parents had 8th Grade credentials Looking back I would equate their 8th Grade certificates to my High School Diploma. Neither of them had much time to 'Help' me with homework nor did I want them to! (Plus I rode the School Bus 42 miles Round-trip every day!) Much of my reading assignments were done during those trips. Wonder I wasn't BLIND by my Military Physical time. eh?