1. I so agree, Lanita. It’s sad to see many of the simple signs of respect go by the wayside. We don’t hear “Yes, Sir,” or “Yes, Ma’am” much anymore. It’s the little acts of respect and kindness that I miss the most.

    • Lanita Boyd

      True! I grew up in the South and when I first taught in Illinois and a child answered me with, “Yes,” I automatically said, “Yes, what?” He had no idea. Somehow I couldn’t get those Yankee children to say “Yes, ma’am” and “No, ma’am.” But I tried.

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