God bless mothers who drugged us!
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 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.
I was sent this in a email from my Auntie Dixie Doo and I thought it good enough to share with all of you. Enjoy!
Have a safe weekend everyone.
Labels: drug addictions, emails
N Posted by Rain at 10/20/2006 07:24:00 AM
Geoffe posted at 5:16 AM
This made my Sunday morning!
posted at 3:19 PM
You are not responsible for any choices that Rusty has made as an adult.
You are a good mom. You are responsible, loving, fair, have good morals and values. There are not many parents out there that lead by example. Not many parents 'drag' their kids to help feed the homeless on Christmas Day, give up saturday morning cartoons to clean up the beaches or pass out blankets to the homeless living at the T.J, Mexico garbage dump.
It's not your fault. ~Candy