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My wife’s youngest sister is a first year teacher at an Alabama public school. Apparently, they still allow paddling there (they make parents sign a waiver at the beginning of the school year).

She hasn’t been able to dish out and corporal punishment due to the lack of a paddle. Actually, she says that she probably never will, but wanted a paddle to hang on the wall anyway. So this was a quick and dirty paddle in Red Oak.

James





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 06:16 AM

Wow does that look familiar, I wonder were that vice principal is now?

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cnccutter

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 06:28 AM

oh does that bring back memoreys :((

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 06:30 AM

No Way you can get away with that today…NO WAY POSSIBLE..

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trimtrac

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 06:36 AM

the one used on me had a longer handle. It was the two handed kind. My wife claims I still need it every once in a while. I just say, Promises, Promises! LOL!!

-- Which way did they go? Tell me, tell me I must know I'm there leader!!

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 07:01 AM

That resembles the ones that I grew up with in Alabama. I can say I didn’t turn into a criminal or anything bad. Maybe more children need to have their behinds warmed. Great Job!

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 07:41 AM

I don’t buy it.

Waiver or no waiver the lawyers would own your house, your car, the school, and your nice oak paddle. Like blackcherry said, there’s just no way.

Nice finish though.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 08:10 AM

Less pampering and more paddleing is what I say. I got a few when I was in school, and it didn’t kill me.
The problem with these kids today is their attitude, which is “give it to me, it’s mine, I deserve it”. My daughter also is a school teacher and not allowed to paddle kids. I think that is wrong. If a kid acts up and sasses back, then he or she should get the paddle put to their little behinds. Kids today have no respect for anything. They all want is something for nothing !!! That’s just the way I see it, and I’m not standing very far away. Tell your daughter to put the paddle to good use.

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#8 posted 12-08-2009 11:47 AM

Nicely done paddle. My aunt had a similar one. She told us that the holes were there to eliminate air resistance while paddling. She never once used it on myself or my cousins but we were all aware of it’s awesome potential so we behaved ourselves pretty well at her house. At grammar school, the principal had a fly swatter which she used on your hands if you got out of line. I was unlucky because one day I had “borrowed” my older brothers Tom Mix magnet ring, the kind you used to get in a box of breakfast cereal. I got into a little fracas with another boy who tried to butt into line ahead of me. I hit him, but not with the hand with the ring. I was sent to the Principal’s office. She slapped my hands with the fly swatter and took the ring away. I think my brother is still looking for it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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David Craig

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 02:46 PM

I remember one of these from school, only thicker. The holes were to reduce air resistance and provide a bit more sting. Not sure I would be too cool to sign the waiver form if I saw that hanging on the wall. Looks more like a fraternity paddle :)

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highflyer

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#10 posted 12-08-2009 03:43 PM

Well its true anymore that spanking and or paddling rides a extreemly fine line. But if we could just get rid of all the liberal thinkers it wouldn’t be half bad. My dad wooped my but, and I will say I hated it but it did keep me out of trouble. Here where I live I see alot of kids 3-10 or more younger than myself and you can tell they hadn’t had a lick of punishment. But what can you do. Oh well. Great paddle anyways!

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#11 posted 12-08-2009 04:26 PM

That does bring back some memories. I say swing away. Kids nowadays need a good paddling to straighten them out.

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 04:30 PM

I agree with ya’ll. I got paddled in school once and that was enough. I got it several times at home, but didn’t seem to learn as quickly. I have always been a little hard headed though. Kids need a warm behind every once in awhile to keep them in line. I’m proof of how wonderful someone can turn out with a little tough love. LOL Nice looking paddle. Hopefully it will be a deterent just from looking at it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 05:27 PM

My butt hurts just looking at it…

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#14 posted 12-08-2009 06:08 PM

When I was in the 4th grade my principle at that time was a referee for the National Golden Glove Tourney held in Colorado Springs. He was a strict disciplinarian and his no. one rule was if you get caught fighting on school grounds you got to meet the chairman of the board aka…the paddle just like the one above. Well my turn came in the 4th grade and this is how you got your punishment dole out. The two combatant would first have a boxing match consisting of three one minute rounds and the principle / referee judging the match. Loser of the match got two swats winner one. I won both fights but boy I can still remember that one paddling as if it were yesterday.

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#15 posted 12-08-2009 07:44 PM

Shades of junior high school….....I can still hear the crack and feel the sting.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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