We Had a Drug Problem When I was Growing Up

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    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 profane four-letter word.
    I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds.

    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 parents had ever known that I took a single
    dime as a tip for this kindness, they 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. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    You got that so right the wrong drugs are being eliminated
     

  3. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Really hated a lot of the drug problems you mentioned in your post when I was a kid,but now I see they were all for my own good. If only I would have listened instead of trying to be a Rebel back in the 50's.Good post. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    AMEN AND AMEN,THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING!:wink::smile2:
     
  5. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Good post brother! Those values are still in alot of us! We didnt have a wood shed when I was young but my bedroom served as a great substitute:roll_eyes::smile2:!!!
     
  6. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    :0a31:Great post!
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Amen Dean. I can relate to all of that. Especially the wood shed.:smile2::0a27::0a27:
     
  8. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You have just said a Mouthful Dean!!! Thanks J.D.
    :smile2:
     
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Great Post! Thanks for sharing it with us!:big_smile:
     
  10. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Yes Sir,

    That was drug problems we all could live with..lol.. Makes me hurt just thinking about some of those..lol
     
  11. Catman

    Catman New Member

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    Dean, Was raised by those standards. I feel the way I was raised made me the Man that I have become. and I sure do long for those days again, but there is no way I can raise my children the way I believe is right because my way will not be embraced as the right way by the government. And the people that are better than me that stick there noses in where they don't belong. Sorry for going on like this but I have experience at at being a bad GOVERNMENTAL father. I did win the made up case but I lost the right to discipline my children due to the fact that my children were told ........(call-me),....
    Not all bad. Kids came around and saw things were fine.
     
  12. whiteriverbigcats

    whiteriverbigcats New Member

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    I remember those drug problems as if it was only yesterday
     
  13. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    I remember those days, life seemed a lot simpler back then. I also remember when I had done something wrong the news of it usually beat me home. I also remember when parents raised the children not the Government. The list goes on and on. I sure do long for the good ole days.
    Merry Christmas. Later Andy