> Don Garnett wrote, I guess I remember my Grandfather, recently deceased, always was trying to get his kids and grandkids to go to college and graduate. He was always dissapointed when one of us would drop out of school. My cousin Bret specifically comes to mind. He tried three different colleges, and never made it. My Grandfather was worried that Bret would cut firewood for the rest of his life and gave him hell over it. My Grandfather honestly believed that though you could make a living out of hard work, you wouldn't have much of a future. Bret is doing fine working in the lumber buisness, making as much with his hard work and experience as I do with my M.A.. As for my Grandfather, he had never finished the sixth grade. So although I can see that some parents or grandparents may have the view that "schoolin" is all fine and dandy, but wonder when their kid is going to get a real job. I also see many more that see education as a way of building a future.