Friday, January 16, 2009

I thought this was worth posting.


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 country 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 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 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 flowerbeds and cockleburs out of dad's fields.

I was drug to 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 heroine; and, if today's children had this kind of drug problem, American would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us.


Holly said...

Amen.......have you looked at the calendar yet, when are you coming to visit? you know you'll have to plan it right? Just tell Linda when it is... :)

Supercool Hotmama said...

That is so TrUe! Love it!

Supercool Hotmama said...

Hey Julie! I'm sure your life is more exciting than this :D How's it going?

sloan said...

Hun you need to update!!!!!
I feel like I have not seen you in forever!!!! how have you been???

Kristie said...

Now that I have blogged I can say this...update please!!

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