Jim Spradley – Child of Sharecroppers – Education, part 2 – 168

By Steven Miletto

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This is part 2 of my interview with Jim Spradley. He was born in 1923 in south Georgia.
He is in his 90’s. Today we are talking about education and a desire to go to school.
Jim mentions books that made an impact on him when he was young. He liked the stories of the hero making it to the top by working hard.
He discusses his father allowing him to go to school but that when he got home from school he changed clothes to do his chores.
Jim shares thoughts about teachers celebrating kids who did something great! He comments that many of the older boys talked about getting old enough to quit school not school as a way out.
Enjoy this new segment of my interview of Jim Spradley.
Make sure that you listen past when we say goodbye. We talk a little longer. 
Next week I will have a short episode as I reflect on Jim’s comments in part two.
Length- 14:38