I’m pretty sure that banjo-playing hillbilly kids from Arkansas smoked a LOT of grapevines in the Sixties.
Steve and I were keen to try them when we were 10 or 11 after he smuggled some back from a family vacation.
Strangely, our parents didn’t seem worried about it. In fact, I think I saw them winking at each other when we snuck them out of Steve’s house.
I realized we’d been had after lighting up a big, fat grapevine. It felt like 10,000 wasps had stung the tip of my tongue. My lungs felt like they were going to burst into flames. The room started to spin, and I felt like throwing up.
All within 10 seconds of my first puff of Arkansas’ Finest. Even so, we kept smoking, because we were not quitters, and because we were stupid...
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