Progression is advantageous; therefore I dare not suggest we return to everything we used to do “Back in the Day”. I do however remember the days when our communities included everyone from our family members, neighbors, preachers, teachers, policemen, politicians, and even the owners and employees of the local corner stores. You see back then, everyone took a vested interest in the community to ensure the neighborhood was safe and the children grew up to make something of themselves. Their philosophy was each new generation was to become better than the last. Times have drastically changed however whereby our communities are now in a serious state of crisis which has created a crippling effect, and led to the diminishment of spiritual and moral values. Because of the crisis we now face, it seems logical, and also vital, that we take a moment to reflect, and perhaps even chuckle, on the things we used to do “Back in the Day” that actually worked to help build stronger homes, neighborhoods, schools, and churches.