It's Never Too Late
January 05, 2011
It's never too late to start reading. Almost four years ago, I lost my favorite Uncle, and that left my favorite Aunt with more time on her hands than she knew what to do with. She had spent many years caring for him, and that didn't leave her with much spare time. Although she was in her mid-eighties, at the time, she was still able to live in her own home. I suggested she start reading. At first, she resisted. She claimed that she never was a reader and didn't think she would really enjoy it. But with persistence, patience, and boredom finally won out, and I started to bring her books. We started small with Richard Peck's Here Lies the Librarian and The Teacher's Funeral. Both books reminded her of happier times with one room school houses and ornery boys. She is the oldest sister of many younger brothers, so she could relate. Now four years later, I can hardly keep up with her reading material. She has gone through many wonderful series and historical books. I have even gotten her to read a little mystery, which she was sure she wouldn't like. So remember, it's never too late to start reading.