Ever hear of The Drunken Menno Blog? Don’t miss it! It’s smart. It’s hilarious. It’s sometimes pissy and sometimes sweet, undeniably true and always historically correct. With an original Mennonite cocktail recipe to follow each post. Yes! Where has this kindred spirit been all my life? Um, somewhere in Canada.
I sent the author a copy of “When the Roll Is Called a Pyonder,” she read it and has come up with the perfect drink. It’s called The “Green Stick.” If the ironies are too much for you, my apologies. But you are over 21, aren’t you? Then you’re old enough to work it out.
My favorite part is this:
“No one ever really thought about applying our public pacifism to the private realm until the middle of the twentieth century and even then it hasn’t been done consistently. Children posed something of a problem to early Anabaptists…”
I would not have referred to my childhood spankings as “beatings,” although The Drunken Menno does. And I guess if you’re getting smacked with a stick for the purpose of making you cry over something naughty you have done, what you call it is a matter of semantics.
Have a read. Have a snicker. Scratch your head… Cheers!