My Word is My Bond* and Other Outdated Concepts

As a young lad growing to maturity in mid-twentieth century America a number important behavioral actions were drummed into my brother and I by our late father. Dad was a product of the Depression/World War Two generation, and certain traits, values, and characteristics stood at the root of his soul. He was a military man who rose from the rank of buck private to retire as a full colonel.

These were the attributes, which his father had learned in England, nurtured as an immigrant in the early 1900