Top 5 Childhood memories:
1) When my Dad taught me how to swim down at Johnson’s Mill in Harris County, Georgia. It wasn’t as hard or scary as I thought it would be. The only tough part was holding my breath long enough to get out of that burlap sack with all those kittens and bricks in it.
2) When my Mom gave me sage advice about how important it is to keep my person and room clean, and how that would let people know that I was tidy and well brought up. “After all” she said, “It’s hard to get on the bus with broken legs.” She’s so smart….
3) When my Mom made me stand in the corner and told me “Don’t you come out of that corner until you can learn how to behave”. Since I was only 4 years old and didn’t know what ‘behave’ meant I didn’t move. I spent the next few months really finding out who I am inside and the value of meditation. I also learned how to whistle, blow water bubbles and hold my pee like a grown up. Thanks Mom….I’m the man I am today because of you…..
4) When I learned that you can eat everything on your plate except what you didn’t like. I was glad about this at first until my mom said “Little kids in Africa would kill for that food you’re turning your nose up at” Tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, liver and onions are much tastier with guilt. Now that I’m grown, I say “Piss on a buncha Africa” and spit it out. Mom lives in Florida, right?
5) When my parents taught me not to play with myself….warning me that I would go blind and I ;lwdvghoief wehp phewehpopg8y weupojssvp efghoovj2
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I didn’t believe it then and I don’t believe it now.