All Around the Camp - Stories of the Herrings

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Stories of the Herrings

Go Cry It Out!

Irving Ball was determined to get an education, but his father, John, had said he couldn't afford it. John told his youngest son to go sit on a stump and cry it out because he wasn't going to high school. Luckily, Irving's aunt and uncle, Zora and Joe Jackson, stepped in and sent him to high school. He taught school in the summers and went to college in the winter time. He married his teacher in college,and she sent him on through college, where he finally received his Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He died on July 4, 1950, and one hour later she died. It has been said his wife died of a broken heart.

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