Tag: Growing up

Growing up

hey now, hey now, it seems it’s over

I had just mowed our 1-acre yard on a late-April Saturday in 1987.  Suddenly, I dropped my ice water.  A blond-haired, blue-eyed 6th grader was pedaling her Schwinn bicycle by our house.  I was pretty sure I recognized her from school–she was the new girl…Julie Scott?  Yeah, that’s right…she’d just […]

Growing up

spare the rod? not so much.

Pretty Bride and I were talking about punishment recently and how I thought “time out” was for pussies.  She says The Literature says that spanking is not really the best way to teach children right from wrong.  This got me to thinking about my childhood and the many, many whippings […]

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