In Response to: First in the Family [6]

“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.