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|Author:||Catherine [ Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:32 am ]|
|Post subject:||Drug Problem|
A friend sent this to me.
The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, ''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?'
I replied, "I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.
I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.
I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie,
brought home a bad report card,did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in
everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I
uttered a profanity.
I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and
cockleburs out of dad's fields.
I was drug to the homes of family, friends, and neighbors to help out some
poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood; and, if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to
Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in
everything I do, say, and think.
They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place."
|Author:||dee35ann [ Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:52 pm ]|
|Post subject:||drug problem|
Nothing left to be said Catherine. You've said it all and you are 100% correct.
These drugs are the best possible gifts parents could possibly give their children. Of course it would mean they'd have to get involved with their children. Can parents do that today?
If children could choose who their parents would be - how many more childless couples would there be? Something to mull over.
|Author:||Catherine [ Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:27 pm ]|
Well, I don't agree with the mouth-washing nor being "dragged" to church anytime the door was open, but yes...there are definitely some good pieces of advice in that story. Not so sure I agree with the woodshed part, either. There are better ways to discipline, IMO.
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