Our parents were too busy trying to eke out a living to do forward-looking strategic planning for the future.
They were born to families where the majority of parents had strong moral codes and work ethic – they frowned on premarital sex, attended church, were married, stayed together, and worked hard in cotton mills, cotton fields, and wherever else they could eke out a living for their families.
Those of us who were born in the mid-to-late 1930s had much to contend with, but it was without our knowledge.
The United States of America (USA) was coming out of the depression years.
My 3 sisters – all younger and with one passing away at age 2 in 1943, most of my childhood friends, family members, relatives, and I, were born into this environment.
Our outlook was bleak, but we were not aware of that reality.