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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 02:54 AM
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16. More of the good old try to control your child through pain and torture
While I never got the hot sauce treatment, probably because by age 10 I was eating it like it was any other non hot food, at age 6 I started eating meats with horse radish . I did get dish soap in the mouth for smoking and beat like a red headed step child for any other reason under the sun, like mom taking bro into the store leaving me to watch the other 3 siblings in the car, bro stole a pack of gum from the store he got his ass beat and taken into the store so mom could pay for it, he had opened it.

Then mom came out to the car and beat my ass with a belt for letting my bro steal the gum, even though I didn't know about it until mom and bro got back in the car, then I asked mom if she bought bro gum. Mom and dad were chirstians but non fundy type, they believed they had to beat the fear of god into me. Did their tactics work? Nope I just got very good at covering my ass and staying out of sight. My dad once broke a 2 X 4 across my back because I couldn't find a horse harness under 4 foot of grown over grass, apparently dad saw it laying there right after the last snow fall and waited till it was grown over and he decided to mow the mess before telling me about it, he hit it with a lawn mower, I was 9 or 10 at the time.

It was well known back then to the neighbors as my friends in the neighborhood often lied to my parents when I was involved in neighborhood hell raising. But this was back in the 60's and most abuse was ignored and parents told their kids that if you opened your mouth you'd be put in a state home where it was really hell to survive, it didn't help I had cousins that were taken by the state who told stories about state care. Don't get me wrong it wasn't pure hell as there were good times but when it was bad it was a living hell.

I wore leg braces at the time so when school asked about bruises and cuts they were told that I "fell down". Because I was expected to work when I wasn't in school I tended to fall a lot but that was from exhaustion more then it was from my disabilities. Now my sister got hot sauce put on her thumb to stop her from sucking it, My moms sister came up with the bright ideal and it only took sis 1 time and she stopped.
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