Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Importance of Mothers and Fathers

John Prine knew this kid, and he talked about this song in an interview.  The song suggests that Wanda was a prostitute, and the father was unknown, but the truth is something that would have been taboo to put into song.  Jimmy really did kill himself after a juvenile court judge told him in court where he had come from.  Parenting well is serious business, and broken families cause more hurt, and more problems than we can know.  If you are a parent, or are going to be, plan on doing it well.  You can't know or appreciate all the responsibility that is riding on your shoulders when you start a family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AMEN!!! I've seen way too many broken kids.