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Professor who lived near the Community -- I don't even know what he taught, I was that ignorant [of college and university that I didn't think to ask]

he used to really get me going
people who knew about teaching tried to tell me [he's just trying to get you going]
[me: Devil's Advocate]
but he'd get me every time
I'd be [ranting about something or other]

Their daughter, of the professor and his wife, joined the community-- only one from the area to do so
said she never paid attention to what her father and I had been going on about

I used to lie and tell people I'd gone to college.
good thing no one questioned me on it, I wouldn't have gotten away with it
though I'd picked up on a lot of the terminology
and I'm pretty smart

[me: and you'd read]
and I'd read
with me everything comes from reading

I've been lucky to have people aiming me [at what to read]

More recently Dad said, in essence, 'to think I thought people who had gone to college, to high school, really knew something.' (A statement on the well-educated running, and ruining, society and the world from positions of power.)