Do you remember some of the methods of discipline your parents used when you were a child?
I don’t remember that “time out” was in my parents' vocabulary. I remember a lot of threats like, “If I have to come up there (upstairs), you are going to be sorry!”
Of course, most of you were like my siblings and me; you knew by the tone of voice whether or not you would get warned once or twice more before action was taken.
Here's another illusion some of you may remember. I was always told that if I were put in jail for some reason, the only thing I got to eat was bread and water. Now that was a threat for someone who likes their food. Bet parents don’t use that one anymore.
Speaking of jails, how many of you can picture those small-town jails that were used? The ones we see in the old Western movies are not what I have in mind either. I wonder what they used for sanitary conditions. Maybe the “slop jar?” And that is another “Remember When.”
While some of our remembered discipline is best no longer used and forgotten, I will admit that I am still a MEAN grandma and favor a good swat when needed.
Gwen welcomes your memories at 367-5582.