Drug Problems in America

The other day, someone at a store in a small town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farm house in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, "Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?"

I did have a drug problem when I was a kid growing up.

I was drug to church on Sunday morning.

I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.

I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter what.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher. Or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink if I uttered a profane four-letter word (I know what soap tastes like).

I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad's fields.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some fire wood, and if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the wood shed.

Those drugs are still in my veins, and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack or heroin, and if today's children had this kind of drug problem, America might be a better place today.

 

 

I have known Dennis for more than 15 years and there is no one else in the golf business that knows what is going on in golf better than Dennis.

If you need help in selling a golf course or buying a course, Dennis can put you with the right contacts.

If you are having trouble making your golf course profitable, just call Dennis and he will put you with right marketing contacts that will help you get yourself turned around.

If you need to use your buying power better in buying merchandise, equipment, or remodeling your club, Dennis is the man to call.

If you are looking for key people to manage your property, Dennis always has an excellent list of experienced people who he can recommend to you for the job.

In fact, if you are looking to sell, buy, manage, market, stock, finance, re-stock or re-staff, there is no one better to call than Dennis.  

Bobby West
Vice President of Operations
US Land Investments