Debbie Learns to Use Her Talents

[Of Special Interest to Juniors]

Debbie was an especially talented girl. When she was only four years old, a music teacher told Debbie's mother that she had musical ability. Yet, after four years of piano lessons, Debbie really did not play very well. She wouldn't practice.

When Debbie entered first grade a year earlier than many children, it was because the school knew Debbie could do excellent schoolwork. In fact, her first-grade teacher said that Debbie learned to read so quickly she should have a scholarship to take her all the way through this private school. But by the time Debbie was in third grade, she was bringing home B's and C's instead of A's on her report card. She wouldn't study.

When Debbie began taking dancing lessons, another teacher talked of her creative ability. But once again, after a year, the teacher had to call Debbie's mother to tell her Debbie was not using her talents. She wouldn't work.

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November 27, 1965

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