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Cleo Lampos

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I was born in Colorado, but raised on farms in Iowa and Wisconsin. My father died when I was three years old, leaving my mother with my five year old sister and seventeen year old brother. Within a year, my brother joined the Navy, and a few years later, my mother remarried. When I went to Fort Atkinson High School in Wisconsin, it was my eighth school.( New students in my classrooms always got special attention from me.)

After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a major in elementary education and a minor in library science, I taught in a Chicago suburb for two years. There I met and married Vernon Lampos and taught one more year before settling down to raise three children. When my son entered first grade, I attended S
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thewordfortheday.tumblr.com   “You can go to college. You can have a career. Study hard.” Those words from my mother still echo in my head. Good advice. But from a woman married to an alcoholic and poorer than a church mouse, the statistical possibility of her daughters graduating from college would…

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