The College Fund



Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends,

Harry and I save change, and we’ve been filling up penny, nickel, dime and quarter rolls to take to the bank to contribute to our grandson John’s college fund that we just opened. He’s only four months old, and we’ve found that starting early works well. That’s not our only source, but over the years, we’ve been making donations for each one of our grandchildren’s college funds to use towards whatever the tuition might be. Education is so important, and the expense has risen beyond expectation. Today, depending on the child, I wonder if it’s worth it. Harry never graduated from college–he had no interest in it. He loved working for his father in the plumbing business and had a gift for figuring out the problem and working with his hands—learned on the job. He always said that was his real education.

I always scribbled down events about my life and surroundings and wrote small pieces over the years while I was in school but never had any formal education in writing. What I saw and treated in the emergency room as a nurse year after year, the domestic violence issue, drove me to continue my writing and to develop it, so I could express the epidemic and give a voice to all the victims that have not been able to speak.

Thank you, my Priscilla Bennett Friends, for listening and for all your support. Please visit my website at and read this blog, make a comment, write your own story and get helpful information. Remember the Priscilla Bennett Pledge to help someone by starting a conversation, giving a kind word in the grocery store or parking lot—a touch on the shoulder. We all have SOMETHING TO BE BRAVE FOR.

Take good care of yourselves,