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Quite young I was then...
by Ed Matlack

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Young and stupid, back when drinking and driving was the norm, even when stopped by a cop, all they would search the car for would be drugs, booze was the least of their worries...e




 

 

In ‘72’ the drinking law did change,

So that alcohol could be consumed by the 18 & above range,

 

We all drank before then anyway,

But this did our resolve cement,

 

Personally though in my head I was still a child,

And booze did make me even more & legally wild,

An alcoholic I did become, drinking & driving part of my style,

Nothing done by me was anywhere near mild…

 

Afterall, I was 18 & would live forever,

Drinking & drugs made me think caught I would be never,

To outwit the cops and my dad, made me feel most clever...

 

A wrecked car, tickets & other accidents never made me change,

All us guys of that era were the same, none thought me in anyway strange…

© ed ~ 4/29/10

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/2/2010
It was a part of growing up... But too many died.

Ron
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/30/2010
Those were the days alright. That law didn't stay on the books too long for the very reasons you describe. I lucked out and never harmed anyone or myself. Drinking orange juice, vodka and green creme de menthe, on the beach...an evil concoction we called "frog snot". Patrick
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/30/2010
Perhaps some of us were lucky, we were soldiers fighting wars, no time for bars, drinking and driving afterwards. Although, some went down the drugs chute. Lucking back, WWII and Korea seems kind of an innocent age.
Then...it came Nam.

Georg

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/30/2010
You are quite right, in fact I remember our routine for Saturday quite well...
work on our rods in the morning while drinking beer, hit the liquor store on way to tavern to load up for night, spend entire afternoon in tavern at a jam session of local band drinking quart after quart of beer (no wimpy pints back then no sir), grab a bite at local drive in, then race cars while drinking more beer, then off to the beach with the girls to really start drinking....wow how did we live through it, but then again...many did not!
Fee
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/30/2010
You were a normal kid Ed, as long as we learn as we get older. I have to admit I never tried drugs because I had a way of getting off on life alone.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/29/2010
I did stupid things in my life...but thank GOD i never did drugs or alcohol....maybe I should start now...lol!!

Tell me more about your friends visit to Southern Africa....maybe it is close enough for me to have a "teaparty" on the beach!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/29/2010
That was then, you learned and are a better person for it...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 4/29/2010
I did lots of stupid and foolish things when I was young. I can't imagine what I would've been like if booze and drugs were thrown into the mix! Thanks for writing Ed.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/29/2010
ED -

BEEN THERE! DONE THAT! GOD N' SAINTS PRESERVED US! TK.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/29/2010
THANK GOD...WE LIVED...TO GROW UP. DONE WELL AND ENJOYED. GOD BLESS AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS



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