McLEAN, Texas -- Every day for the past 20 years, 92-year-old L. L. Rogers and "the boys" have had morning coffee at the Rexall drugstore where they josh with the waitress and solve the world's problems.
As far as Mr. Rogers -- the elder statesman of the group -- is concerned, the nation's plunge into immorality occurred when a singer named Elvis Presley started wiggling his hips.
His more liberal cronies in this Texas Panhandle community of 1,160 beg to differ.
They believe the nation's moral decline began with the British Invasion -- not the Revolutionary War but the Beatles.
Sam Haynes, the mayor of what's known as "The Friendly Town" along old Route 66, wonders at daytime soap operas that "open every single time with two people in bed."