57 Comments on “never hit a girl”

  1. I LOVED your story and I am sorry to say I laughed knowing what was going to happen. I frequently tell my mother, the disciplinarian in the family, that she would be in jail for what she did to us growing up. But I am glad I grew up in that time. Punishment was always justified and I knew without an inkling of doubt why it was being doled out. I believe I am better for it. Some kids just need a “look” I needed something more tangible and believe me I got it.

  2. cherylmoore says:

    Ouch! You tell this story as if you remember it vividly. I flinched quite a few times during the read!

  3. russtowne says:

    Solemn story, then BAM!, “my dad did once mention he always regretted breaking his favorite belt.” Cracked me up.

    Sadly, some of my lessons were learned the hard way too. But, they too were learned very, very well!


  4. mindfuldiary says:

    Love your stories Bill! This one is a great peek into the old times and old ways.

  5. That was definitely learning the hard way!

    • billgncs says:

      and the worst part was my older sister always beat me up anyway. I couldn’t win. I think I was thirty before I realized she couldn’t beat me up anymore!

  6. ericmvogt says:

    Bahahahahahaha! Great account, Bill! I can identify with it, because, though I did not grow up in the Bible Belt, I knew the Belt long before I moved here, my Dad being a big Texan… lol

  7. Paul says:

    I never hit a girl, but not for want of trying. They’re actually pretty darn fast. For being girls!

  8. Jiltaroo says:

    Ouch…that was the hard way, but a good lesson to learn. Jen xx

  9. hmmm i don’t know about hitting…..not to sure… don’t like the thought of you being hit
    and brothers do whack their sisters…and sisters do whack brothers…. oh well

  10. Shannon says:

    I don’t remember getting spanked that often as a kid (probably because I was aaaaamaaaazing as a child 😉 ) BUT it does remind me of the one time I decided to insist it didn’t hurt. Famous last words. I still laugh about that.

  11. Terri says:

    I relate to your writing because you are so real and honest.

  12. ~Lady Day says:

    Hate to say it, but there are a ton of us who learned our lessons via corporal punishment. oddly. They did stick. I’m glad you learned, sorry this was how that lesson was impressed. It is a testament to an older time, that was not always right, but, I don’t know that they knew any different.

    • billgncs says:

      Thanks Lady Day, times are very different now. One of the reasons I write is to show my kids how different a generation can be.

      I agree, parents did the best they could do. Most spankings were one harmless swat. It was just the way it was.

    • Well said. I agree. It was the best they could do – and I know it usually “ate them up” afterwards. They had to grapple to put all that in perspective in their own lives – as we have to do it in ours. And our children in theirs.

  13. all I can say is: wow. Sad.

  14. My old boss used to say, “Never hit a lady. But if she hits you first, she ain’t no lady.”

  15. My sister whacked me round the head with a hockey and I hadn’t even hit her.

  16. TheOthers1 says:

    Oh wow. Hard way to learn that lesson.

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