In Response to: First in the Family

“First in the Family” (feature, Dec. 3) was interesting, but hardly “new” news. I am 73 years old, having graduated in 1963, and I was the first in my family to go to college. My father and my grandfathers were successful in New York City business – none went to college. My father refused, as he had been going to boarding school for some six years and was sick of it! For them, it wasn’t a necessity – possibly the same for me, but certainly mandatory in more recent years. And so it goes. May the farce be with you ... it’s our only hope.

Peter B. Lowry ’63