And the boys that worked in the groves carried these wicked pocket knives that they used on the fruit trees. AGain, not a thought in the world. It was just natural, a part of growing up in a small rural community.
But times change and events change and parents don't teach their kids to respect the power of weapons. My husband said the worst beating he ever got was when he pointed his BB gun at a friend. His father told him to NEVER EVER point any kind of weapon at anyone. But all the boys I knew that hunted were taught the proper use and care of their weapons.
Not anyone it seems. Now I hate guns, but back then, I had grown up with this and it seemed natural not sinister like it is today.