Parents want what’s best for their children, in general, and what that looks like differs case to case. For some parents it’s the tug of cultivating exceptionality against the small-town pressure of homogeneity. And something resembling the opposite for others. Then, add religion to the mix.
Historic sites make history real. Why losing them means we’re in trouble.
I would have sold a piece of my soul and turned my back on those I love if it guaranteed me a job at McNally Robinson. Good thing it didn’t come to that.