A Blast From the Past – 1951 – The Spanking Room
A Kat Production
It’s 1950 and you are the chief of police in a small Southern town. Your own kids are all grown now, but one of the non-official duties of you and the two other men who make up the entire police force is serving as father figures for some of the youth in town, whose fathers are either absent – several are serving in Korea – or have passed away. You step in when a kid needs someone to give him a little individual coaching for baseball or football; or has no one to go with him to the Father-Son Scout campout; or needs some help in fixing up an old bicycle. You and your officers all step in when an errant boy needs his backside warmed and his mother doesn’t feel right about doing it herself. Most of the boys who require this service are ten and up, as the moms mostly don’t have a problem spanking the younger ones. It’s not unusual for a mom to send you a note that describes some misdemeanor and asking you to “take care of it”.
Today you have three boys waiting outside “the spanking room”, waiting for you to see them. As customary, they are lined up from youngest to oldest. The first boy is Edward “Teddy” Whitehead. Teddy is eleven, and the Widow Whitehead’s note tells you he has been “just impossible” for the past week, “sassing” and not coming home on time for dinner for the third time in a row.
Grady Thornton is twelve, and his mom caught him smoking a cigarette he purloined from her purse. His dad has been away for the past six months, serving in Korea.
The last boy, Andy Peterson, is fourteen. Andy’s mom is an alcoholic divorcee, which has made things difficult for Andy socially. He’s a bright kid and has a lot of potential, despite the problems at home. You’ve spent a good deal of time with him, trying to discourage him from running around with a group boys you consider likely candidates for reform school. When you call Andy in, he has no note but tells you that he is one of the boys responsible for breaking several windows in old Mr McAllister’s house. McAllister is the quintessential old crank, and he gets a lot of harassment as a result. Andy tells you his conscience has been bothering him and he wants to take his medicine. He also promises to pay for replacing the windows, as he has been earning money with a paper route.
The spanking room has amassed a collection of implements over the years, as different officers each have their preferred methods; also, parents have donated what they think are suitable implements for their own offspring. There are paddles of various sizes, ranging from wooden spoons to hairbrushes and bath brushes to heavy school-type paddles. There is also a razor strop.
What will you use to spank each of these boys? Will you spank bare bottoms or underwear, or will you spank them over their clothes? How will you position them? And finally, how will you deal with each one after his punishment, considering that you know these boys well and are the closest thing they have to a father right now?