George and his wife, Ann, have a 13-year-old daughter, and George says her life is much different than his was growing up. "Now they don't want kids to be afraid. They don't want kids to fail. Even when kids play sports, you have to sign a paper that says you'll only yell encouraging things," he says. "My grandparents would go to the game with my uncles, and I would miss the ball. ... They would run on the field."
George says some kids today don't know how good they have things. "They'll say there's nothing to eat in the house—which means that there's no Fruit Roll-Ups," he says. "We didn't have Fruit Roll-Ups. I had the original roll-up—a flour tortilla with butter and salt."
Published on May 13, 2009