Post-Journal, 28 Sep 2016 07:57:18 EDTWed, 28 Sep 2016 07:57:18 EDT Swatting Kids To Growls And Chonk'lits"Spare the rod, spoil the child." For a time, I took that cliche as gospel. I had been spanked and swatted as a child. In the 1940s and 1950s, those punishments were commonplace. I was hit. My friends were hit. We survived, and thrived.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTThese Are The Days"These are days, you'll remember, Never before and never since, I promise Will the whole world be warm as this and as you feel it. You'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTMy Second Mom up where I did, there were neighborhood relationships that developed as many families lived in only one house for most of their life, without moving, and lived there for many years, so our parents became good friends with the neighbors, and...Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTMusings From The Hill - Living With A Teen an agreeability I always knew she had to have, Gloria comes to sit beside me on my kneeling (let's call it what it is: my SITTING) pad, pleasing me even further as she retains a pleasant silence, leaving me to stew in my thoughts as I...Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTLost And Found seems that I have lost more things in the car I have now than I have ever lost before. I guess you could question if some of the things were actually lost. Maybe some of it relates to my age. I am just not sure what is going o.Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT