9 thoughts on “I can not believe we made it

  1. I we sassed our parents back one swift slap across the mouth.
    My mom often used a dish towel or a spatula on us if we annoyed her.
    We called people on the phone to ask if they had Prince Albert in a can.
    We listened in on the party lines.
    We fed the dog under the table.
    We were kept in the dark on just about everything and no one explained anything.
    We watched Howdy Doody on one of three channels on tv.
    Who remembers Kookla Fran and Ollie?

    1. Nice find, GrinNBarrett.

      In my house is was the wooden spoon (or the belt) rather than the spatula, but the effect is the same. It was a parent’s responsibility to raise and discipline their children, and since that’s no longer done, they test the limits of the legal system until they’re thrown in jail.

      As I tell parents today; “No one wants to hit their kid, but If you don’t discipline your child, someone else will”

    2. The hand puppets? I think I remember although sometimes I forget. That was heartwarming and sad at the same time, seeing where our youth are today. Fat, pudgy, stupid, uninspired, lazy, good-for-nothing, niggie-wanna-bees, not even seeming to give a shit what comes tomorrow or the day after, just dancing their stupid selves right off the edge of the cliff into the abyss. I have no mercy for such stupidity. Say “Hi” to those in purgatory on the way down!

  2. So true.

    Kids who don’t go outside and play with other kids are being deprived of important lessons in dealing with other people that will leave them unprepared for the real world as adults.

    The “climate controlled” brats that are raised in planned and guarded environments by over-protective parents who mistakenly believe that they’re doing what’s best for their child have no early experiences with failure, success, victory, or defeat, and are unlikely to ever excel at anything as a result of this.

  3. Good memories 😀 ….A fresh switch from a crab apple tree would certainly get yer attention. Grandma used the wooden spoon cause she was always cooking. Hey GrinNBarrett, how about Hambone 🙂 Beenie and Cecil ?

  4. i have a hard headed 6 yr old granddaughter that regulerly gets her ass tore up. i side with her against my son who got his ass tore up………. he cries “foul”lmao.

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