Hi, To try and answer this post as I see it. I personally think that the reason things have changed so radically is when they took GOD out of the classroom. I'm not looking down on any other religion, just when GOD was removed, following HIM was the notion of right and wrong. No more line between black and white, only grey. It is hard to put into words what I am saying. I think you have to take this into account when trying to explain the behavior you see now.I have lived in this town a long time. How I wish the people would realize, we need to stand together, police our own streete, watch out for one another, and parent their kids better. They have dumb down our schools, taken God out, and allowed our goverment way to much power. Kids these days have no respect for others or themselves. Our education system is a joke! The thruth of the matter is this is our future. Uneducated kids, who are allowed to graduate, because it may upset a certain group of people, or pass them to play a sport to make millions. Family life no longer exits. Kids having kids, or having children with multiple fathers. Drugs of all kinds are perscribed, or bought of the streets. My question is what do you think is going to come from this? I will tell you its only going to get worse.
I am saddened by what I see going on in the country now. I really miss my years in Sauk Village. It was not perfect but was the nicest place I lived in my life. Followed by Glenwood, Il. as a close second.
When I think of Sauk Village, I think of the song by Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Stones in the Road"
I don't know if you remember, but house's built then were offered with fallout shelters. We did not have one. I guess most parents put they're faith in GOD.....
ps I am using my real name (Jack Dennis Russell) I was known in the village as Dennis. If anyone knew me, don't hesitate to contact me!
Regards to all.