An Assignment

I was in dire educational straits. It was the third week of class at Northeastern State and I was the final student left enrolled in the class Biographies in American History. By rights, the school could cancel the class and I would lose those hours for the semester. An empathetic professor came up with a brilliant plan, for me to write a Biography of one of my Grandparents in lieu of losing he credits. I picked the greatest unknown of all my grandparents, Mack Garrett. What I learned from that assignment about my Grandfather, his character and his resolve, were inspirational to me. These were stories that no one had really asked about before the assignment, stories that would have been lost to us forever.

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