Someone once said “A friend in need is a pest “Hahaha
That said :0) there are about 1000 ways to answer your great question. Here is my take.
Back in the day before Henry ford gave us the model T most families lived in the same Village. Most Dads were home every night or worked down stairs ergo the Candle stick maker / Butcher/ Grocer, farmer etc. The kids went to a one room school house or where taught at home, Mom made apple pie and the village square was where friends and families gathered, everything from dances to celebrations to courting...ok, I know you get it...bottom line Relationships had strong bonds and in most towns the tallest building was a church steeple.
Today we have cars, freeways with interstate travel, planes, trains, credit cards and the church steeple has been replaced by the sears tower / corporate beast that feeds the hungry shareholders with no real thought for the neighborhood square or Moms apple pie, just the bottom line more and more and more moola and yes everybody’s HAPPY, right only if you puff on your medical Marijuana prescribed as a cure for all the fallout from the Get rich quick 1% theory.
In Short we have lost our way, Little boo peep is in debtors prison and her sheep are working 2 jobs 24/7 to pay enormous interest on credit cards and mortgages to live the so called American dream which Died with ‘Don Maclean’ a long, long time ago and the only way to experience the Dream now is to go to sleep then wake up and take your 1% prescribed drugs and visit your new father for $120 an hour the local Head shrink-er who tells you to “Take a vacation and forgive your father” and you say I had 3 Which one ?
Then if things are not bad enough Mama gets cancer and Junior is diabetic and Your cute daughter has a bun in the oven and the Baker is AWL and on Television they are having re-runs of a show called “Little house on the Prairie and you wonder ‘ What are they on ? I want some Pa? :0(
Finally to end it all some of you die and the rest of you are left standing around the graveside wondering what the heck happened or I’m sure I know this guy or is it that funeral over there, Dad lived in Cleveland right? Oh well nobody will notice you think as you take another puff……
Ok, Probably not the answer you were expecting, but its 3 in the morning and I had fun writing it and now I`m off to bed….
Later Mike: 0)