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DRUGS OF YESTERDAY WHY DIDN'T WE HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM?



The other day, someone at a store in a small 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 told him that I did have a drug problem when I was a

kid growing up on the farm 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.



was drug to the kitchen sink if I uttered a

profane four-letter word ( I do know what Lye soap tastes like.)



I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and

flowerbeds 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

fire wood, 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 wood shed.



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 today.
 

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Amen :D


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You got that right! :D
 

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"drugs"

jh I was administered those same drugs in large doses as a child. I still get the same rush from them today as back then. I just moved back to the small town where I received them early in life so I can turn kids on to them.
 

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Amen JH..

Alot of us had that same "drug" problem..

I and my siblings and a lot of kids from our area, working for local farmers, also "drug" gunny sacks up and down bean rows, picking for 3 cents per pound, "drug" strawberry flats the same direction for 5 cents a quart and "drug" bushel baskets up and down the field picking potatoes for 6-7 cents per bushel.

Alas...our lawmakers, in their "great wisdom" have outlawed this method of teaching youngsters the value of hard work, persistance and earning honest wages.
 

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My friend, you have hit the nail on the head. All of those drugs still are retained in many of us...........but, you did miss one.......I WAS drug to the Alter........44 years ago.........
 
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