“Neighbors are not nothing, not a bit more like they used to be than nothing in the world. On back behind here, folks has lost the love for each other. What the cause is, is too much money. People used to do and go and walk for miles and sit down and talk to their friends and neighbors for three or four hours at a time. Now they’re all in a hurry.”
Willard Watson— “Mountain Voices” by Warren Moore
I’m much younger than Mr. Watson, but even I can remember when folks had more time on their hands. When I was a child Granny and Pap had time to go and visit almost every weekend and in turn have visitors over to our house as well.
I’d have to say I agree with Mr. Watson…we’re all in a hurry.