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Different drug problem …..

Admin Note: The following letter has been circulating on the Internet. I thought it an appropriate reminder of by gone days.

“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 cockle burs 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 the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger then cocaine, crack, or heroin; and, if todays’ children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us.”

Submitted by concerned citizen

As always, you are welcome to leave you thoughts and comments below.

Bob

1 comment to Different drug problem …..

  • Burt Parker

    Yeah, my brothers and I had a similar ‘drug’ problem, although Mom managed to keep us away from ‘the wood shed’.

    Thank goodness my kids don’t do drugs, or even drink alcohol. They had their share of proper ‘drugs’, like daughter getting her mouth washed out with soap (that got her attention). Not if they’d only get off that ‘gothic’ kick… Well, I guess I shouldn’t be worried. No doubt they’ll grow out of it…

    Regards,

    Burt

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