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Different drug problem

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by twotimer, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. twotimer

    twotimer 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 couty and he asked me a rhetorical question, "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growig 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 the woodshed.

    Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, or 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. God bless the parents who drugged us. Submitted by a concerned citizen... The only thing those drugs didn't heop me with is shooting straighter. Mike
     
  2. harpo_old

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    DITTO !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. TEXASZEPHYR

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    Do you rekon this is what they mean by the generation gap??

    I's raised the same way

    Bob
     
  4. twotimer

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    Ross P. & others. I don't remember having a twin either, I wasn't the author, but my unknown twin did!
     
  5. chipking

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    Yep same here but you missed the worst drug of all. That was when my daddy drug off his belt. Once it cleared the last loop the time to repent was past.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  6. timb99

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    Yeah, you're right. There was no heroin, marijuana, no uppers, no downers, no prescription drug abuse.

    And especially no alcohol abuse going on back then. Nope, none of that.

    I'm being sarcastic.

    Yes, those problems existed, and were probably just as prevalent as they are now. Its just that you never heard as much about it in the media, and most families "hid" those problems due to social stigma.

    You may not have had those problems yourself, but plenty of other people did.

    The problems today are the same. Oh, there are a few more chemicals out there that people can abuse.

    But don't kid yourself into believing that things like this didn't happen back when you were a kid.
     
  7. jlesley

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    twotimer - AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!
     
  8. whosyourdaddy

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    My folks were firm believers in "time out"............They took time out of their busy day to whoop my ass when I needed it!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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