National Post : Love of Learning – June 9, 2014


 

National Post

 

Mon. June 9, 2014

Section: Letters

 

Love of Learning

 

Not a day goes by when I don’t think of my father, who instilled in me a love of reading and learning.

My dad taught me to read my first book, The Children’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge. Perhaps it was that knowledge that made me become a high-school teacher.

Now that I’m retired and watching a third generation of his grow, I think of our fundamental freedoms: conscience, religion, belief, opinion – and, of course, freedom of the press.

My father was a soldier in the Second World War, standing for democracy. I miss him dearly.

Chris Eustace

Montreal.

 

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