About six years ago, I was sixteen years old and a sophomore in high school. My aunt and uncle were business owners in our small town in western Kentucky. My aunt and uncle owned a flower store and also a lawn care business. My mom worked for my aunt at the flower store. I guess I was a typical smart-mouthed high school aged boy. I always had something smart to say, especially to my mom or aunt. My mom always kinda blew it off because I would always be her only child, but my aunt always seemed to tell me

This is a true story which occurred in Michigan, United States. At that time, spanking was non-existent in that states’ schools but it commonly took place at home. I was raised by a single father along with one older brother and one older sister. My brother is more than a decade older than me, my sister is 3 years older. Although I heard my brother was also spanked harshly I have no memory of seeing it myself. My brother moved out of the house instantly upon turning 18, when I was about 7. He suffered intensely from alcoholism from about