Saturday, October 27, 2007

Nation of Wimps

Someone recently told me about this article in the UK Daily Mail.

"It was 1926 and his parents were unable to afford the fare for a tram, let alone the cost of a bike and he regularly walked six miles to his favourite fishing haunt without adult supervision.

Fast forward to 2007 and Mr Thomas's eight-year-old great-grandson Edward enjoys none of that freedom.

He is driven the few minutes to school, is taken by car to a safe place to ride his bike and can roam no more than 300 yards from home."

Think about your family history, are there parallels to the map shown? I suspect so. We do let our teenage daughter run a mile of two away from our rural home, but it's not easy to let her go...