(cont): However, he was typical of the men in our neighborhood that had all served in WW2. They were forged in the fires of war and hardship. True patriots all, that was passed down to us along with a sense of values that resonates to this day. The tragedy of our current generational divide is not uniform. Those of the greatest generation universally wanted their children to have a better life than they had. Not all parents subscribed to Dr Spock and the single employee per family unit lapsed into two parents with jobs to have that better life. There is where the biggest difference occurs in childhood. Mom had that difficult job of raising us and running a household. No latchkey kids in our home, and it was a HOME not a house.