It was the 60s when I saw my first spanking paddle in a novelty store. It was fashioned from pinewood and had the words... 'HEAT FOR THE SEAT' printed on the business end. My sister saw it first and exclaimed... "I hope mum doesn't see this, her spankings hurt enough when she uses her hand." Of course she had seen it... It decorated our living room wall for many years until she found another, more lavishly illustrated paddle that read. 'APPLY WHEN NECESSARY' The art showed two boys, red bottoms up. A third paddle was added to her collection, it had the words... 'THE BOARD OF EDUCATION' Needless to say, all three implements were used when a few smacks with the open hand did not fit the seriousness of the offence.