Know Your Neighbors: Meet John Peters, Who Went From an Amish Upbringing to Multiple Degrees and a Career in Education
March 21, 2018
Palm Desert resident John Peters, 66, came from a confused family background—which, in anyone else, might have led to dysfunction, insecurity and/or any number of psychologically traumatic results. But this ebullient man has not only prevailed—he has triumphed.
Peters was born the youngest of four children in Intercourse, Penn. (Yes, that’s really the name.) His father died when Peters was 6 months old—and his mother remarried and moved, leaving behind the four kids. His two brothers were sent to an orphanage school; his sister was placed in a similar school.
“There were no social programs back then for a young mother like there are today,” Peters says gently.
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