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Information Evening on Substance Misuse
John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison, spoke to a large attendance of well over one hundred people at an 'Information evening of Substance Misuse' in the Patrician Presentation Secondary School on 19th May 2004. The following was one of the five documents he quoted from:

My Father

When I was:

4 years old:
My daddy can do anything.
5 years old:
My daddy knows a whole lot.
6 years old:
My dad is smarter than your dad.
8 years old:
My dad doesn’t know exactly everything.
10 years old:
In the olden days when my dad grew up, things - sure were different.
12 years old:
Oh, well, naturally, Father doesn't know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
14 years old:
Don't pay any attention to my father, he is so old-fashioned.
21 years old:
Him? My goodness, he is hopelessly out of date.
25 years old:
Dad knows a little about it, but then he should because he has been around so long.
30 years old:
Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he's had a lot of experience.
35 years old:
I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
40 years old:
I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise and had a world of experience.
50 years old:
I'd give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.

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