What is going on? What has happened since we left?
We are anguished because we don’t recognize:
The condition of the family,
The condition of the church,
The condition of schools and universities,
The condition of the cities and neighborhoods,
The condition of our beloved country, the United States of America.
We are Tom and Tullos, and during our time on earth, we lived in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Deep South. We lived through some challenging times in America, growing up in the 1930s and 1940s and as adults raising a family in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. We departed in 1982 and 2002 respectively.
In our feelings of anguish from our heavenly perch, we thought we should tell ya’ll a few short stories. These stories were first intended for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to let them know that the world doesn’t define who they are. However, as we recollected the stories, we realized we loved beyond our own. So we thought we would share. Here are a few stories we believe should impact the things that anguish us, for such a time as this.