I draw from my family and my friends and I feel like that small-town person. The achievements, the materialistic possessions have really become to mean less. They mean nothing.
I am blessed to have so many great things in my life – family, friends and God. All will be in my thoughts daily.
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.