and so when another job opportunity arose a few months later, spouse quit this job and joined another company offering a higher salary. At this time, the company who paid the lower salary offered spouse an increase in wages which was above the salary offered of the new job accepted. Questioning the ethics of this situation, spouse declined the offer and joined the other firm.

It was recommended by the school district that incoming Kindergartners have nursery school experience prior to beginning full time school. Various reasons were cited for enrollment in nursery school including the providing of young pre-school children with peer socialization skills, beginning learning skills, artistic skills, and physical exercise. I agreed with this recommendation and therefore enrolled daughter whose fourth birthday was in the autumn, in nursery school. At home, I prepared daughter for this experience and she seemed to look forward to this new two and one half hour morning routine. On the first day of nursery school, I walked her into the classroom and encouraged her to become familiar with the atmosphere of many children, books, toys, and other displays in the room. Satisfied that she was comfortable, I bid her farewell promising to return within a short time. Daughter began crying and asked me not to leave. I explained to her that parents are not permitted to stay in the classroom during class time. Daughter became hysterical begging me not to leave her. The teacher at that point firmly stated that I should not be manipulated by this behavioral outburst. Not believing this behavior to be manipulative but rather inspired by fear, daughter and I departed the classroom. No refund for the semester’s tuition was issued for this situation. By the spring of 1989, daughter was prepared for nursery school and attended the school with confidence.

On one routine physical examination for daughter and son, instead of seeing the pediatrician, we were assigned to a nurse practitioner who worked at this physician’s office. I thought the physical examinations by the nurse to be thorough and satisfactory. When inquiring about the amount of money owed for these visits, I was asked to pay a figure familiar to me for the pediatric physician’s visit. I asked the desk clerk why the fee was the same for the nurse as the physician. Expecting to hear a logical explanation for this, the desk clerk reduced the amount owed for the physical examinations of daughter and son. I thought this to be outrageous. At another visit, I questioned the physician on an article that I had recently read in the local newspaper. The article stated that the fluoride placed into the water system in this area for healthy teeth could cause kidney damage. I was reassured by the physician that the quantity of this element was so miniscule that kidney damage could not occur. A telephone call to a town official provided similar reassurance.

At about this time Jehovah Witnesses briefly visited our home and provided me with a book that I found to be informative. The story of the Creation and Adam and Eve was explained in a logical way that coincided with the scientific evidence regarding early civilizations established by man. The book explained that for millions of years, human beings were ignorant animals relying on hunting and gathering for food and caves for shelter. But as it was explained in the book, about twelve thousand years ago, Adam and Eve became aware of God’s existence and this was the beginning of the intelligence of man. After reading this book, one vaguely became aware and was somewhat enlightened to the probability that incomplete and perhaps false instruction was being taught in the public schools.