Back in the bush of Tennessee where I grew up, my pa took me and my brothers to chapel every Sunday. And before closing his sermon, he reached down and pulled out the mightiest stick we ever seen. This was his special stick given to him, passed down from our eldest kin, to close each sermon.
He called it the "Jesus stick"
It was used to punish us if we dared to get out of line during his sermons. Now that kept our mouths shut! One peep out of us and we'd be feeling 'Jesus' slapping us against our bare backsides!
My younger cousins last week came to visit and got to experience Pa's stick first-hand!
Here's Billy posing on his bed with the Jesus stick after he was done tearing down our old picket fence, shirtless in the hot sun.
And here's Denny got to feel the wrath of the stick when Pa ordered our help, Dingo to perform the discipline ritual on him. That taught Denny a hard lesson!
I want to know who else might have some interesting sticks to share, and if they could post photos for the rest of us!