Re: [Slovak-World] Harsh treatment of children
- Brings back a lot of memories. When I was little and had gained the
privilege of "crossing the street alone", I was also given instructions on
extra times to "cross the street""
Whenever there was a group of black people that I would need to pass.
Whenever there was a group of Hispanics and I would need to pass.
Whenever I would need to pass a Jewish Temple.
Whenever I would need to pass a Protestant Church, or Jehovah's Witness
Kingdom Hall, etc etc.
So I listened to my parents and was always crossing the street for the above
reasons in addition to the need to cross, once again, when I had crossed to
avoid walking past the offensive people (or edifice)...because I needed to
get to where I was going. This went on for a year or so until I figured "To
hell with it all", and walked where I wanted.
Needless to say, as a little kid, I stood a better chance of being nailed by
a car than being either beaten up or struck down by God on the streets of
> LOL, and our playgrounds were cement and asphalt, none of that soft barkstuff or knee pads! You are right, how did we ever make it to adulthood?
- At 10:57 AM 6/2/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Jun 2003 BJLK@... wrote:More like an attempt to assert dominance. The alpha wolf thing.
> > There are probably as many as there are parents who can invent creative
> > punishments. I was given wood chunks to kneel on (the kind that are
> > chopped for the fireplace or furnace with lots of splinters). I'm a little
> > surprised to see that "painful kneeling" seems to be more a common
> experience than I
> > ever imagined. Is this a downside of being brought up Slovak?
> > B. J. Licko-Keel (BJLK@...)
>Sounds like a downside of being brought up Catholic. :)