My drug problem

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Capt Steve, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Capt Steve

    Capt Steve Active Member

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    I don't know if you have seen this before. I just came across it and want to share it. My Dad is 94 now and I just realised that there are some things I need to tell him and thank him for while I still can.
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    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 profane four-letter word.

    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 the woodshed.

    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.
     
  2. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    Now that last paragraph says it all. very good post
     

  3. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    That post is great Hats off to you:big_smile_2:
     
  4. chattycatty

    chattycatty New Member

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    Great post! And so true.
     
  5. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

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    I remember that woodshed and didn't like it much, but I seem to spend a lot of time there when I was younger.

    I had the same drug problem when I was younger and thankful for it now.

    The world has changed so much the last 30+ years and you don't know what to do any more.
    Back when I was a kid, if I would have acted up while in a store shopping, I would have my butt busted and no one thought anything about it.
    Now, you spank a kid in public and you just committed one of the worst crimes you could think of.

    Awhile back when I had both of my kids, we were at Walmart and they were acting up while at the checkout line and I swatted them both on the rear and I couldn't believe some of the looks I was getting from some of the people around us?
    Now I don't agree with or like child abuse, but there is a difference between child abuse and a good old butt busting.

    When my kids were younger, they knew if they acted up, they knew what they were going to get, and it didn't matter where we were at.
    If the kids now days were raised like I was and most of us my age, the world would be a better place.
    But now parents are so afraid to spank or punish the kids because of DHS and what they might do?

    The kids now days know not much will be done because they are minors, and they think they can do what ever they way want and get away with it!

    I'm a single dad trying to raise my daughter which is almost 18 now and I've been raising her by myself since she was around 9.
    It hasn't been easy, but I remember when I was that age and I try to raise her like my parents raised me and so far it's worked out pretty good.

    Ken
     
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Your title sure got my attention, i am also thankful that i had a drug proplem when i was a kid. Good post Steve.
     
  7. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    You know Ken your daughter may not think so right now ,but in time she will thank you for the way she was raised. When we got maried 29-3/4 years ago she had 3 kids.8-9 and 2.I raised them like I was raised ,they thought they were dead sometimes ,but everyone turned out good ,no trouble with law ,good jobs and they have all said if it hadn't been for me they don't know how they would of turned out. Not bragging just a true fact of life. So I'm sure your daughter will thank you someday.GOD BLESS!!
     
  8. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I believe that all of us who was from the 50/60and early 70's era most likely had that same drug problem and all the parentsmust of used the same wood shed. And boy those Willow Switches sure did hurt.Especially when you had to go and cut them your self (and you'd better bring back a good one.):eek:oooh: GREAT POST.
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Good post Steve!

    I think most all of us older ones had a drug problem. :big_smile:

    Need more of that kind today.
     
  10. bigmike

    bigmike New Member

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    This is a good post with a lot of truth flowing from it. Today's problem with kids isn't them it is the parents, the lack of discipline given, the lack of morals shown in the household.
     
  11. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

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    I had the same thing , and was lucky enough to not have parents with a habit ...just occassional user's when they needed to be.
     
  12. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Good post, I think we may be related. Our drug problem, like many others here, seem very simular.
     
  13. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Very well put! I agree. Great post!
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    A Drug program approved by the Good Lord above.Peewee-williams
     
  15. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    that was a good post i really think that are young people today should be given that same drug today and you would see alot more respect givin to others
     
  16. riverwiskers

    riverwiskers New Member

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    Good post. hats off to ya.
     
  17. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Great post Steve maybe we need to start pushing that drug cause been there and had that done if my parents could read this I would say thanks but they cannot so to all the parents that are doing it now you will be thanked later in life
     
  18. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Ahh yes, the good old days when drug problems were teaching tools...

    Great post Brother..
     
  19. field989

    field989 New Member

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    thats a very good post


    reps to u


    thanks for sharing

    AND SOO VERY TRUE



    Jeff