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August 25, 1997

Our story this week comes to us from Saint John, New Brunswick. The author, Bea McKenna, decided to enroll in upgrading classes at the Community Academic Services Program (CASP) to see if she could complete her grade 12. She wanted to see if she could do it. And so far, it's going very well! Bea's pastimes are : bowling, fishing, hunting and camping. She is an avid outdoors person.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Living By Yourself

by Bea McKenna

The advantages of living by yourself is that you don't have to answer to anyone except yourself. If you feel like cooking a meal, you can or you can get what ever you want. You can make a mess and don't have to listen to anyone else telling you to clean it right up. When you come home at night you don't have to argue about what channel to watch on television. There is no one to answer to but yourself.

The disadvantages of living by yourself is there is no one home when you get there. If you are going to cook up something you have to eat alone. When you are sick there is no one there to look after you. There is no one to talk to, no one to cook for, no one to look after you, you are all alone the biggest part of the time. Some people don't care if they are alone or not. Being all alone can be very lonely at times and can be very expensive as well.

[This story was taken with permission, from the The Learning Times, published by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, Vol.2, No. 1.]

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