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My grandfather, a mathematician and a coach to students, had a favorite saying. Confronted by a student's despairing failure to solve a problem, my grandfather would counter with a vigorous, "Oh, but you could, very easily!"

Through much use this became shortened to "could very easily," and as such it grew to be a catchword among his fun-loving classes. "Could very easily!" they would chant whenever failure stared them in the face. Thereupon my spirited grandparent would advance with relish upon the blackboard and, with a few swift flourishes of his chalk, demonstrate just how easy the solution was.

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Speaking Up for Our Faith
November 16, 1974
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