Good comments from Sojourner regarding the final part of the “Country Boys” documentary. Yes, the last episode was the best — perhaps because we could see how everyone turned out. I found it both uplifting and depressing.

Uplifting because the kid (Cody) whose parents committed suicide actually seemed to grow into a well-adjusted man. Depressing because the other kid (Chris) couldn’t overcome his family — a self-absorbed mother and alcoholic father. Depressing too because despite all the loving adults at the school they both attended, the independent variable in both their lives was their families. Cody had a supportive grandmother and other family members who loved him. Chris had absolutely no one in his family who cared about him.

It’s no wonder they turned out the way they did.