Contrary

Country living

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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August 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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