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Why my Unknown Grandfather’s Legacy Improves My Life

Photo by Yannis H on Unsplash

My paternal grandfather, born in the 19th century was illiterate but every evening after toiling in the cane fields, my eight-year father would read the newspaper to him and his friends. Each man shared the cost of the newspaper. When he could not explain the meaning of the unknown words, they bought him a dictionary. Without television and…

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