I made a new friend (which is pretty common for me). We talked about the wars (from WWII to present). I have to say I love talking to wise older people. The insite and knowledge they can drop is PRICELE$$! No book or college course can teach you what they know. All you have to do is ask, then LISTEN. And I know one thing, this is the time to really be listening. Our grandparents have seen at least 4 to 5 wars (some more than that), the depression, sharecropping, the civil rights movement, Jim Crow, lynching...the list is endness.
Sankofa-"it is never taboo to go back and fetch what you have forgotten".
So, if you really want an understanding of what is going on in this world today, ask someone who has spent more than half a century in it.