November 14, 2005
This story was written by Roger Elms, from Truro, Nova Scotia. Roger is enrolled in literacy classes at Colchester Adult Learning Association (CALA).
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My name is Roger Elms. I'm 42 years old. I quit school when I was 13 because my Dad passed away. I had to get out and get a job and everything. I didn't have too much education or anything like that, but I found a couple of jobs and odd jobs and everything.
Then, I got married and I couldn't read stories or nothing to my kids at night. I decided I'd come back to school to learn and try to be the best I can. When I found out about this course here and I said I'd try to get in this course and I did and I'm glad that I did because I'm learning more now than I did before and I like it. That's it.