Bobbi Snow wrote: We've got to put aside our petty differences, and come together on the IMPORTANT issues, such as taking care of each other, and actually CARING about each other, no matter who we worship and what we are. If we don't, we will have another civil war, which will give our REAL adversaries the advantages they wish to achieve.
What is see, no matter where I look (or listen) are groups of people being pitted against each other and it's sad because this country seems to have lost a great deal over the past four or five decades, fom what I can tell.
I love reading the old Foxfire series of books that were begun in the very early 1970s by a high school class in Macon County, Georgia. I don't know if anyone here is familiar with the series - I think that the set must be up to 20 volumes now - and it began as a project that would preserve the "folk ways" of the people living in the Appalachian region - mostly food preservation, crafts hunting and so on.
What I took away from the books, the undercurrent, is that feeling of community and caring that I don't see very much, especially up here in the northeast. That is probably too harsh, and too generalized a statement. know that when we're had agency techs up here from, say, Florida, they always said that we "movved too fast.....". I know that when living in the Midwest, or in Texas, that the pace was much slower and communities closer. But then again, that was over thirty years ago too.......