Posted 19 June 2004 - 12:13 PM
You guys make me think of my home town. The downtown area used to be alive with all those mom and pop stores and the local passenger train that made route through several of the neighboring towns. I remember riding that train with my mom, since we didn't have a family car. We would arrive back in town late at night and the streets were still alive with pedestrians who just like to take a stroll down to the community center. I went back for a visit this summer. Sadly, that little town is now dead; all the stores boarded up or burnt out. Drug dealers and dopers now walk the streets, the very same streets that our postwar dads took evening strolls with their families. Yea, something is really missing. I know there are still a lot of good people in our country, but I fear the growing waves of those who have no sense of history, tradition, or pride.