Yes, there was a time when all men took part in the raising of boys, and we had a civil society.
The old guy who taught me gunsmithing was a real artist. He
built muzzle loaders and they were beautiful. He was an elder
in our church and when one of the kids was sick he'd go see
them and tell them stories. He would take some of his
carving tools with him and carve one of the characters from
the story and leave it with the kid. I still have mine. Just
one of your typical hate filled Bible thumping right wing