George Dawson spent the first 98 years of his life unable to read and signed his name with an X.
The teacher began with six letters, but the old man interrupted. I want to see all of them. I want to put 'em together.
The teacher moved on to phonics, breaking words into pieces and sounding out the parts. I want to say something that makes sense. Washington watched over him. He mastered print and moved into cursive.
The first few times he wrote his name, he left a space between the last "g" and the "e" on George. He never liked the lowercase letters "f," "j" and "q. At the end of the first month, he could write his name.
After almost two years, he can read on a third-grade level. He likes to read at a folding card table that he keeps beside a couch that is covered with a sheet, beside a coffee table covered with a towel, in a living room so close to the street he can hear people walking by.
Now that he can, he reads the Scriptures aloud at Holiness Church of God if they ask him. He needs glasses but won't wear them. The teacher told him he needs a hearing aid, but he told the teacher, "Talk a little louder, son.
I cook as good as any woman I ever met. I'd go places and streets I didn't know where I was. I just figured if everybody else can learn to read, I could too. It was supposed to be a surprise, but he overheard them talking about it.
When he opens his cards, he will read every word. George Dawson Date of Birth: Tuesday January 18, Date of Death: Thursday July 05, Est.Find great deals on eBay for life is so good.
Shop with confidence. A year-old retired laborer who enrolled in a literacy class near his Dallas, Tex., home at the age of 98, George Dawson now reads and writes on a third-grade level.
George Dawson, who discovered literacy late in life, died on July 5th, aged “Life Is So Good”, when previously Mr Dawson had given the impression that much of his life had been pretty.
Throughout his story, Dawson repeats the message that has sustained a happy life, thathis father passed on to him at an early age: 'life is good.
I do believe it's getting better.' So good, also, are his ways of being and being happy, his wisdom and knowledge about survival, joy, people, and life. George dawson (author of life is so good), george dawson was called "america's favorite poster child for literacy" after learning to read at the age of 98 dawson was .
Jul 30, · George Dawson packed so much life and so much wisdom into this thin book. If only we could all have shared in Mr. Glaubman’s dialogues with Dawson, what lessons we could have learned! George Dawson lived an amazing life during the course of three different centuries.