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Updated on April 4, 2008

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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 drug problems when you and I were growing up"?

I replied, I did have 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 field.

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 clothline, 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 effect my behavior in everything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or herion; and , if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us.

I know things are very different these days...but the principles of this forward are still the same....G-ma :o) HUGS


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      Abhinaya 9 years ago

      HUGS to you G-ma.What a beautiful hub and very nice way of expression too.I must thanks my parents right away.Thumbs up!

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      Hoodala 9 years ago from Mesa

      Very Very cute. one of the best hubs I have ever read. Family does solve a lot of societies ills.