Re: Scouts and Alcohol
Terrie Winson (TerrieWins@AOL.COM)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 11:15:21 -0400
Drunk driving kills...need I say more? I didn't ALWAYS take such a hard
stand against it, although I wasn't too pleased with having it t my wedding,
since I KNEW that CERTAIN people would most definitely abuse
it.....eventually my mother capitulated and un-invited a "good" friend after
she showed up at our house at 2AM stinking drunk, banging on the door.....she
PROVED my point!
About a year after my wedding, my friend and I, on the way to the
supermarket, were stopped at a light, got rear-ended by a drunk going 40
MPH.....she forgot where the brake was and hit the gas......we were pushed
across the intersection and downhill, hit a tree. The front seat on which we
were sitting ended up in the back seat! My girlfriend couldn't stop the car
because she couldn't find the brake pedal...it was WAY beyond her reach!
The car buckled in half! It was only 2 months old! It wasn't a small car,
either, at least it wasn't b4 the accident! It was a full-size 4-door sedan!
I have had back and leg problems ever since then. And no, I didn't sue for
"pain and suffering" either! We did go to her hearing on the drunk-driving
charge and she got off with a slap on the wrist!
Alcohol IS dangerous... later, when I get a chance to sit here uninterupted
by any kids, I have something I'd like to send along to the list.
As for them "trying" pot, they've already expressed an interest and I am not
an ostrich. If they want to see what this stuff is like, I INSIST they do it
AT HOME!!!! Same with alcohol. I want it done under MY supervision (or my
husband's), not out on the "street". I'd rather they realize that's it's
just not all that great...and then be able to HONESTLY tell their friends
that they're just not interested!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City