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Sunday, June 26, 2011

"I was drugged"....

I received this in my email some time ago and thought I would share it with you.  I am sure some of you have received the same email but in case you didn't, it is a nice read.  I love the sentiment -

"The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old
farmhouse, 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 profanity.  I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and pick bales 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, this
country of ours would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us."


  1. Amen to that!
    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I love this post! I think you drugging was okay and very legal! LOL

  3. Yes Ma'am! Amen to that!!
    This world is full of folks who have no respect for themselves and as a result have no respect for others or others property.
    Very sad, but true.
    X's and O's

  4. Hi Brenda,
    I have read this one before and always enjoyed it very much and so true. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you also for stopping by my studio and your kind words. Coming from the talent that you are, surely blesses me so much.
    I hope next year you can join in the fun. I and others would love to see the space where you create your gorgeous pretties.

    Hope you are enjoying the summertime. It is HOT here and triple digits for the last 16 days and counting. It is a stuggle to keep the flowers from drying up.
    Happy Painting and Creating.
    XO Celestina Marie

  5. Oh that is perfect!!! I love it!!! Happy Pink Saturday!!


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