I grew up way back in the mountains in the southern area of the country. The people I was with and I were absolutely out in the sticks, so to speak, and both of us absolutely didn’t have much linking with the outside world. The people I was with and I were absolutely close to our family and our neighbors, but other than that both of us didn’t have much communication with anyone else or with most modern conveniences. For instance, both of us never absolutely had a heating system system when I was growing up. The people I was with and I usually just used a woodstove and a fireplace for heating our little house. And that was consistently enough heating for us. Sure, periodically when the outside temperature absolutely got cold both of us had a harder time staying warm, but both of us absolutely didn’t even think what both of us were missing, seeing as how we’d never had an electric heating system or an oil heating system to start with! And if it makes you understand just how far out from civilization both of us entirely were, I didn’t even think that a/c even existed until I was almost 14 years old. I had gone into town with our dad on one day while I was in the summertime and the weather was absolutely hot. I remember wishing that both of us had something that could help with cooling us down on the way to town. Then when both of us got to the store in town, I walked in and the store had their a/c running! I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I felt the cool air blowing from those a/c vents! I never wanted to leave that store on that boiling summer time day. It was that moment that I knew I would grow up and move away off the mountain.