Growing up in a big city was very stressful.
My mother put a good fright in us.
We had to be wary of everyone and everything.
There were people who tried to abduct me in stairwells and city parks.
Happily, I always had someone near me to protect little me.
When I moved to the country I was still very frightened.
I would always lock my doors and I would never talk to strangers.
If I look back I think I did everything right.
In this day and age you can never be too careful.
As I’ve often heard it said here in the Midwest, trust in God but lock your car!