Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

Part 11:
In The Beginning:
In grade ten the number of boys often plummeted to one or two. This happened because strong young sons were needed in family enterprises like fishing and farming. Therefore, the idea of getting a higher education was rarely considered. Then too, no spare resources were available for sending someone to what were then considered, “faraway” universities.

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With permission of the author.

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12 thoughts on “Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

  1. Reading this part reminds me so much of my dad saying at 14 l left school and tapped steam engine wheels to see if they were hollow … And if so needed replacing .. Payment two buckets of coal for open fire …for 14 hours work … No further education for me a school of hard knocks he said … God Bless you da .. 🙏

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