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Old 02-10-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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How did we manage?

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the



1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!





First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they

carried us.







They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.







Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored

lead-based paints.



We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we

rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took

hitchhiking.







As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.







Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.







We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.







We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE

actually died from this.







We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but

we weren't overweight because



WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!







We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back

when the streetlights came on.







No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.







We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down

the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the

bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.



We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no

99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell

phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat

rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!



We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no

lawsuits from these accidents.



We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.



We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays,

made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.



We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang

the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!



Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't

had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!



The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They

actually sided with the law!



This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers

and inventors ever!



The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.



We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned



HOW TO

DEAL WITH IT ALL!







And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!





You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as

kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.



and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.



Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Ever play "Super man?" Open both car doors, take a hunk of rope and make sure its long enough to reach the car roof, have a bud in the driver seat, slam the doors, climb on the roof, have your pal driving get up to about 50 mph while hanging on to the rope lift your head and your flying like Super man! How we never got killed doing that I'll never know. And you think you did (or do) goofy things JB?

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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Ever play "Super man?" Open both car doors, take a hunk of rope and make sure its long enough to reach the car roof, have a bud in the driver seat, slam the doors, climb on the roof, have your pal driving get up to about 50 mph while hanging on to the rope lift your head and your flying like Super man! How we never got killed doing that I'll never know. And you think you did (or do) goofy things JB?

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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As a kid of the 50's I absolutely identify with all of this - what a great time to grow up in America.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #5
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This brought back sooooooooo many memories

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the



1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!





First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they

carried us.

Not with me, but my mom smoked while carrying my sisters... and well they turned out..... uh... nevermind... I am the only one that turned out right... anyway....







They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Heck yeah... WE still do... so do my parents







Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored

lead-based paints.

I used to crawl out of my crib and my mom never knew it until the neighbors brought me back in the house after finding me out in the road in my PJ's



We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we

rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took

hitchhiking.

Definately with the bikes and no helmets. I remember climbing up in the cabinets and getting some of the pills my dad had in there, tasting them, spitting them out, and throwing the rest down the drain cause they didn't taste good... got my butt beat for that one!... I remember hitchiking ONCE... got my butt beat for that one too.. LOL







As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

standing up in the front seat... or better yet, laying in the back window







Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

oh hell yeah!!







We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.



Still do!!!



We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE

actually died from this.

Still do.... with mainly just the wife...not the kids though... backwash...ewwww







We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but Still do

we weren't overweight because

.... well... maybe a little

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

Sex is my exercise now... LOL







We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back

when the streetlights came on.

or somewhere around dark....







No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

as long as we were back somewhere around dark







We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down

the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the

bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

oh yeah... and bikes with no chain, or breaks, and ohhhhhhhh for the love of firecrackers!!!



We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no

99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell

phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat

rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

oh yeah.. fishing, motorcycles, outside in the winter til we bout froze to death...



We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no

lawsuits from these accidents.

got heart all the time... have the scars to prove it



We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

uh...never ate worms... sorry



We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, Yes, and there are still holes in the barn roof to prove it... dammit...( I own the farm now... amazing how things come back to haunt you)


made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.



We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang

the bell, or just walked in and talked to them! heck yeah


Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't

had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! I couldn't cut the pee wee football team...too much runnin oh well


The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They

actually sided with the law! .... I remember my mom ALWAYS siding with the school principals and teachers.... she'd say "I just don't know what we are going to do with him." how embarrassing... gee thanks mom... i still love ya though


This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers

and inventors ever! ... I mean seriously... look at me...


The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.



We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned



HOW TO

DEAL WITH IT ALL!

AMEN






And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!





You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as

kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.



and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

THanks for the memories
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You didn't get a BB gun 'til you were 10??
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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An that be why the modern day kids don't do nothin, never grew up bein a kid! Mine did, guess what, they perty much normal people, not robots what thin somebody owes em everthin! I sure do miss those days! I thin it was better times, maybe a bit harder but yet better.
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Well the only reason I won't believe all that is to take one look at Puff .................................

But yeah, those times were great!
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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Old 02-10-2009, 09:12 PM   #10
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Well the only reason I won't believe all that is to take one look at Puff .................................

But yeah, those times were great!


I don't recall winter transit being mentioned. What about bumper hitching?
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