Proud graduates: Finishing school wasn't exactly a priority in retirement for Glenda (left) and Darrell Litteral. But they decided to take classes along with their granddaughter, Lindsay, after Lindsay left school more than two years ago. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — As a 64-year-old retiree, Darrell Litteral did not need to go back to school. He and his wife, Glenda, had already raised six kids, afforded themselves a comfortable lifestyle and retired into a nice two-story home in Greenfield’s Sandalwood subdivision.
And they did it all without having earned even one high school diploma between them.
But when the Litterals’ granddaughter Lindsay Litteral, now 20, dropped out of high school more than two years ago, they recognized that times have changed and that Lindsay wouldn’t be able to enjoy the same quality of life they had without a high school diploma.
“You need a high school equivalent now to get a decent job,” Darrell said.
So they went back to school – all three of them.