Some problems are easier to solve than others

Publish Date: 
Jun 16, 2014
By Rick Fairless

Coincidence? I think not. The old saying is “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” I believe that too! This current generation seems to have a sense of entitlement. When I was a kid our parents never gave us anything, not an allowance and certainly not a dang car!

I’ll tell you what my parents DID give me: Room, board, an education, family meals every night and lots of love. At school, if we got out of line, we got sent to the dean of boys, and he gave us licks with a 1-inch think wooden paddle! Then when we got home our Dad gave us worse than that! No, we didn’t get out of line much. The kids these days, they think if the old man has money, then they have money. I tell my kids that the guy they call Grandpa is not the same guy I called Dad! OK, so it’s the same guy, but Grandpa is a whole lot nicer than Dad!

Anyway, I could go on for hours about this entitled generation, but my ugly head hurts so I’m going to bed now. It’s nearly 9 p.m., and my alarm goes off at 3 a.m. I’m tired.

I love y’all and I miss y’all every day! Love, Rickey