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  • I think that I and I assume millions of others of my generation

  • wanted some of the things that we did for our children

  • and our wives and ourselves.

  • Was explained by the fact that we were products of

  • what is called the depression. Sadly, they say

  • many young people today don't even know what that term means.

  • It means that everybody was poor.

  • Statistically almost everybody was poor for about 10 years.

  • Starting with the stock market crush and got worse after that.

  • And when you're really poor for a long time

  • you're a very different human being

  • than when you're middle class or rich.

  • At one point,

  • if they got only one point.

  • I ran away from home. I was 16 at the time.

  • I bummed around the country for a few weeks.

  • And I literally faced severe hunger.

  • I had seven dollars, they lasted exactly seven days.

  • After that, no money

  • and pretty quickly that converts into no food.

  • If you knew where there was a soup kitchen,

  • I guess you could go there, but

  • I didn't know about that, I was on the road

  • I didn't know where I was much less where other things were.

  • I would beg. Very quickly, you turn into a beggar.

  • You might think you would never do that, but you're wrong.

  • All you have to do is get hungry enough and you

  • beg your brains out.

  • It's the conventional dialogue that you saw on movies.

  • Hey Mark can you spare a dime or you know,

  • you got a quarter you're not using? I could use it.

  • And by large, you get ignored or you get contempt.

  • The only people who ever treated me cool,

  • not the only people, but almost

  • the only people who ever treated me kindly

  • were the Mexican Americans

  • I ran into in the South Western states.

  • One guy I remembered opened his own pockets

  • showed me they were empty and he shrugged.

  • I like that we had a nice moment together

  • because he was saying, I'm no better off than you are.

  • Another man said, wait Sinor and he went into a little

  • hovel railey and came out with a tortilla full of beans.

  • I loved him for that.

  • And there was a nice attitude

  • when I asked a Mexican

  • if he had anything that I could eat or

  • money to buy it with or whatever.

  • My fellow Anglos by a large treated me coldly and rudely.

  • I ate garbage at one point.

  • You will do that too and you'll thank the universe for the garbage.

  • Boy what a thrill, here I found a can with some beans in it.

  • I scooped out the ants,

  • blew them away

  • and then I ate the nine or ten beans I found there.

  • Boy was I happy to find those beans.

  • I was eating garbage and thrilled to do it.

  • So, that's very different from the life that we know

  • and since some of us had been through that,

  • that we wanted to be sure

  • that our children never went through that.

  • So, we tried to build up the little bank accounts and

  • get a car for the wife and a car for us.

  • Wash the you know, cars ourselves

  • with the horse with the kids.

  • There are many sweet beautiful aspects of that.

  • The best scene of all really is family life.

  • Why our society insist on making heroes men or women

  • out of people who can't stay married and have had 19 women.

  • God is that a stupid reversion of values.

  • Having one wife, staying married to her

  • that's what we're supposed to do.

  • It works out better with the kids.

  • But the American home began to fall apart I think seriously

  • partly because of effects of world war two in the 1950's.

  • That's when the divorce explosion as it's called began.

  • As to what I wanted for my kids there was on one side

  • the economic security

  • that they would have enough cloths,

  • enough food, and roof over their head so that you know,

  • be able to go to school, and have a bike and all those simple things.

  • Unfortunately,

  • well, I succeed in that

  • in regard for them.

  • I would not grade myself terribly high as a father might.

  • My sons are kind enough

  • to say complimentary things about me as a father,

  • but I was very far from satisfied

  • with myself as I look back at my role

  • in that particular drama.

  • I have been arguing ever since that.

  • Our culture and society is very good at training people.

  • We train them to pull teeth, to repair automobiles,

  • to paint fences, to do brain surgery.

  • We give them no training literally

  • and the two most important roles

  • they will ever be called upon to play

  • marriage partner and parent

  • and that you're just thrown into the water, hope you can swim.

  • Oh, I'm sorry you're getting divorced,

  • well, your children are sick.

  • And it's happening now in

  • probably half the cases of marriage in this country.

  • It's an ongoing tragedy.

  • I can see now that

  • anybody and certainly myself included, since I'm a body

  • need training of

  • just a book anything, a magazine article,

  • a priest talking to you on a park

  • be it something, we needed to be told

  • how to be a father for the man

  • and how to be a husband.

  • Nobody ever explained anything to me.

  • I hadn't seen any example of my own life.

  • My father died when I was an infant.

  • So, there was no example

  • and I simply never learned it.

  • So, I was finally able to piece myself together

  • and be a good father to my fourth son,

  • but I don't think I was that great a father.

  • I love my three sons, the first three

  • dearly, still do, we get along great.

  • But

  • I thought all you had to do was love them,

  • occasionally mention that fact to them,

  • give them a hug once in a while after they you know,

  • at least up to the age of seven or eight

  • and that was basically all there was to it. And boy was I wrong.

  • You have to spend much time with them.

  • You probably have noticed

  • that either in the 60's or a 1,000 years from now or last night,

  • the sons of public figures, sons and daughters of public figures

  • have a decided disadvantage,

  • whether those public figures are presidents

  • or senators or movie actors or rock stars.

  • The reason is very simple, daddy is on the road a lot.

  • He's out campaigning for office.

  • He's doing a concert in Nashville.

  • And suddenly he looks over his shoulder and

  • oh, junior is on dope.

  • Well, maybe the fact that I didn't see him that much

  • from two to fourteen had something to do with that.

  • You bet it did.

I think that I and I assume millions of others of my generation

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