Re: Is Ireland goin downhill fast?
I like some of the sentiments being written:
I remember (the good old days) when neighbour talked to neighbour, you could leave your front door open at night, you could leave your bike or car(with the keys in it) outside on the main road, you could walk to a local shop (in the country) and get anything from petrol to sweets, friends would meet up (i still dont know how we all mannaged to meet up without arranging it, it was like we had a telepathy thing going) in a local field, and we would play football, 20 versus 20 !, etc etc etc….
Now I see families driving around in BIG bmw/volvo jeeps/suv’s, (with an attitude : get outa my way,peasant), they have BIG houses, surrounded by BIG walls/gates/alarms/dogs, their children look sad & depressed (as they don’t interact with ordinary children !) & I’m thinking if I won the lotto, would I end up like them? I pray & hope that I do not………..
? who is Tom Bombadil ?