Out here in the woods it is refreshing to see how the young people treat older people. Out here an older person is always spoken to with respect. I hear a lot of “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma’am” when I am out and about doing my errands.
It’s sure different from the big city. In Houston, Dallas, or Austin you’re looked upon as a minor nuisance. Young people hold the door open for you out here and wish you Good Morning, Sir as you make your way into a store.
And older people aren’t referred to as being old. A person is “getting up there in years.”
A lot of younger people out here in the woods have older relatives living with them. They don’t pack them off to rest homes.
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