My mother took me to see the teacher and ask why I was in back. the teacher told her I was rather slow and mom ask why she thought that. The teacher said he just sleeps in reading.
Mom had her hand her an adult book off of her desk and gave it to me and told me to read for her witch I did. I had taught myself to read when I was three and by six was reading better then a lot of high school kids.
Well when they find out your smart they start to test you witch they did. My IQ always came out around 165.
I didn't go to the second or third grade for reasons that are still not clear to me but three years later I went into the forth grade. I loved it. By this time we had moved outside of a little town of Dalton Indiana.
Dalton had a three room school and eight grades so I was in my eliment. There was always something going on. The teachers would teach me as fast as I could learn and I loved school. It was the place where I felt safest in this world.
Then I went to high school in Hagerstown Indiana. It was torture. They were teaching the dumbest kid in the class and I was bored to death. I would rather be in jail then another day in that school. Nothing was taught in the year and a half that I had not known from the sixth grade except some Spanish taught by a football coach who had never met a Mexican or Spaniard.
As soon as I was old enough I quit and soon after went in the navy. I had a lot of fun and wanted to do "20" but after 10 years my drinking was getting real bad and I had came close to getting kicked out a time or two so I got out..
Then came the jails and flop houses. By the time I got sober I had enough brain damage that I was not that smart kid I once was. I have recovered a lot and I'm doing OK. I went to school a few years ago where they did an IQ and it came out 136. Ain't that something? I drank so much I knocked 30 points off my IQ! Enough for tonight.
Pictures of my 3 room school and the old farm house.
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