Discussion in 'Social Club' started by Vector, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    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

    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.

  2. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Gosh... that just about sums it up.

    I gotta hand it to ya... THAT is a Grade A post and could not possibly have been more eloquent.:cheers::cheers:

  3. here here Parker good job excelent post well said
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Dec 13, 2002
    Springfield, MO.
    I had this drug problem also......:)
  5. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    Parker, that post is in my TOP 10. It is one hellova way to reflect on the past in an attempt to see what's wrong with the present.
    The majority of the kids nowadays have lost respect. Whether that respect is handed down by their parents, or adults in general, remains to be seen. Good post bud and I challenege all parents to take command of your kids and teach them some respect.
  6. 8 point

    8 point New Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    SW MO
    Those are words well spokeing:cheers::cheers: 8 point.
  7. Snowman

    Snowman New Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Great post!

    I wish I would have had an up bringing like that! We did have a drug problem when I was young. So I don't think its new to this time and I am optomistic that todays parents are doing a good job and todays children will be great....................................

    They need to be to support us old folks!:D
  8. PMan

    PMan Retired

    Dec 3, 2002
    Parker-----I too was exposed to most all of them "DRUGS" when I was a youngin!:cheers:
  9. coyotekilller

    coyotekilller New Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    hey parker

    ever thinkin about bein a motivational speaker

    good post
  10. deerkiller012

    deerkiller012 New Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    kansas city
    you have a u2u
  11. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Alll of that sounds exactly like quotes from my brother! :hysterical: