Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 2 years ago

    THAT’s nothing! When I went to Catholic School in Queens, NY you got it from the Teachers, you got it from the Nuns, you got it when you got home, AND you got it from EVERY Little Old Lady on the way home (The Grape-Vine was INCREDIBLE!)

  2. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    Ah. The good old days.

  3. david_42

    david_42 said, over 2 years ago

    @Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Yeah, showing up at the school with a truckload of lawyers to protect your precious snowflake is (fill in the blank).

  4. stukuls

    stukuls said, over 2 years ago

    Interesting. Always thought that Pluggers were old buggers. Now I am thinking it is a town or a race. Maybe the island of doctor moreau years after the story took place.

  5. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    stukuts: Plugger is a state of mind. Read the right margin description.

  6. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 2 years ago

    Some of us never got detention, …..and we walked four miles to school through three feet of snow.

  7. contralto2b

    contralto2b said, over 2 years ago

    I never had to wait for my dad to get home. I got it from my mom right away! And THEN got it again from my dad! It didn’t happen very often – because I KNEW I would get it from both of them! (I am now 56 and those lessons STUCK!)

  8. KCnFla

    KCnFla said, over 2 years ago

    Yep, that’s the way I was raised….get in trouble at school, be in double trouble at home.
    Would that it were that way now!!

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    Those two years I went to Catholic school in Houston the nuns were the teachers.

  10. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @battle of plattsburgh

    We never got detention, either. Never even new there was such word in those days. We did have "double (or triple) jeopardry you walked to and from school if you acted up on the the bus (3 mile to elementary school, 10 mile to high school.) And you did your homework immediately after supper every night.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    @Tin Can Twidget

    Sounds good! I wish I had that life. At my public school it was sports or an after-school job. Academics were downplayed in favor of sports to the point where the teachers were anti-intellectual.

  12. John Powe

    John Powe said, over 2 years ago

    @battle of plattsburgh

    up hill both ways!

  13. Geldhart

    Geldhart said, over 2 years ago

    Yup, the discussions I had with my dad after getting in trouble at school were not whether or not I was guilty – my guilt was already established. The discussion was about how sore was my butt going to be.

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Night Gaunt: That was the usual arrangement, but some [extracurricular?] courses had outsiders. I worked part of my way through a Methodist seminary teaching square dancing at a Jim Crow black Catholic high school!

  15. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 2 years ago

    “Just wait until your dad gets home!” . . . could there be anything scarier to a little kid than those 7 small words?!?

     

    :-(

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