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05/23/2007 12:42 AM ID: 62615 Permalink   

Who Said You Can’t Teach an Old Girl New Tricks?

 

Joyce Patrick has proved that you are never too old to learn, not when you have determination running through your veins. Bereaved 9 years ago when her husband died, she was totally defenseless as she depended on him right down to signing the cheques.

80 years hiding all her fears, Joyce at 83 boldly went where she had never dared to go before in 2002. She enrolled in a basic skills course, and today she both reads and writes and has enjoyed trying out a computer.

Her teacher May Youett said: "Joyce has given inspiration to other learners in the class as an older learner who persevered and achieved amazing results. Congratulations."

 
  Source: news.bbc.co.uk  
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you are never to old to learn. My husband has recently started using the computer and that has led us to have two in the house. 'His and hers' because I had to wait my turn and then in turn he had to wait. So two, solved the problem. I did not think he would have taken a liking to it at all but I am amazed at his willingness to learn. Yes sometimes he stuffs it up but thanks to my son-in-law especially, the problems were rectified. Mind you I still stuff up sometimes too.
 
  by: sleeky     05/23/2007 01:04 AM     
  Women Learns To Read Age 83  
 
Get it correct or dont report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  by: turk2046   05/23/2007 05:44 AM     
  @turk  
 
seems that you should learn to spoke correctly, or dont comment, huh?

it was a woman (note: singular)
 
  by: elijah4twenty     05/23/2007 07:39 AM     
  @turk2046  
 
You Sir are an imbecile, and I have serious doubts about your etiquette within a community board. Learn proper use of the english language or refrain from posting.

Good day.
 
  by: Zmethod     05/23/2007 10:27 AM     
  what  
 
is the point to this story?
 
  by: leparsdon     05/23/2007 04:35 PM     
  @Zmethod Re: turk2046  
 
I'm with you on that one homey. Sounds like a maturity issue.
 
  by: John E Angel     05/23/2007 05:33 PM     
  @leparsdon  
 
That would be to 'read'.
 
  by: John E Angel     05/23/2007 05:35 PM     
  @Elijah  
 
That would be to 'speak' not spoke. Bwahhahahaha... Anywho.
Good Job CJ.

In Tanzania, by the year 1972, The government had eradicated illiteracy by almost 90%. Almost all Tanzanians were able to read and write.

Independence was achieved in 1961.
Illiteracy is stilla major problem amongst the senior citizens of the developed World and to make it worst, it is the embracing of the technology.

Many people are still afraid of touching a computer, or using TXT messages via cellphone.

Nice finding captainJane
 
  by: kinko     05/23/2007 06:32 PM     
  I Love You Guys  
 
All of you except for the two dead heads.

I was moved by this lady this one was close to my heart it made me feel very lucky. MrZ.hugs u tight because, you know what I mean. :) I knew you would get it.x
 
  by: captainJane     05/24/2007 02:22 AM     
  sigh  
 
some folks cant see the forest full of trees.
 
  by: elijah4twenty     05/24/2007 02:23 AM     
  Kinko  
 
There are so many that missed out on an education still about here in UK they somehow slip the net, so pleased for this Woman. :)
 
  by: captainJane     05/24/2007 02:25 AM     
 
 
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