As I was sitting in the kitchen of a cousin I met yesterday she remarked that there are no children left in the area all the young people are leaving. Well this is the same in most rural areas of out country I am afraid. Most if it is economic but some of it is because our culture teaches the young people that they need to have lots of money to be considered successful. I do not think this is true. There is more to life than money. Friends, family, culture, and of course religion all play in our life and we need to return to a simpler way of life. With the economy going south we are going to need to change the way we do most things. In a discussion this morning with my mother we were talking about hanging clothes on the line and how people don’t do that any more. Well I think we will start to see more and more of that sort of thing. Most people here have large piles of wood for the winter, that will become common place as well.
People are leaving and trying to find the promise land, the cycle continues.