Brothers gave up, taught me to read

Published 12:01 am Saturday, March 19, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the latest in a series of short essays celebrating reading during Read Across America month. Today’s essay is by Lucille Cox of Florala.

When I was 4 years old, my brothers Curt and Lell Savage taught me my ABC’s and numbers. After their chores were finished and they came in to do their homework,

usually on the floor, they would let me wiggle in between them and watch.

I was a very inquisitive child and asked so many questions, I think, to shut me up it was

easier to teach me than to constantly be interrupted.

At any rate when the next school year started I begged to go. My parents thought I was too young but talked to the teacher and it was decided to let me start. The

written word has fascinated me ever since.

Reading is one of the joys of my life. Just ask the ladies at our wonderful library. They will tell you that I will read anything. I love history, historic novels, bios and I especially love a good mystery.

Lucille Cox