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Those Born 1930-1979

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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Those Born 1930-1979

READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO.  IF YOU DON'T
READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED


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 were pregnant.


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

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby
cribs 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 infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster
seats
, 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 Kool-aid made
with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE P LAYING!


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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no
surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no
Internet or 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!

These generations have 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!

If 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 so much of
our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave
(and lucky) their parents were.



Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't
it?!

The quote of the month is by Ja y Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding,
severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and
with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a
good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...go
ahead and delete this.
For the rest of us...pass this on

by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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AnimalLover80
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:22 PM

I was born in 1980 and can relate!


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AmandaBBW
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:25 PM

LMFAO SO TRUE.. WE ALL HAD SOMEONE KINK THE HOSE FOR US. AND THEY PROMISED NOT TO LET IT GO TILL YOU WERE READY. YES WE BELIEVED THEM AND YES THEY ALWAYS LET IT GO EARLY LOL

bev126
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:25 PM

So was i.

Quoting AnimalLover80:

I was born in 1980 and can relate!


AnimalLover80
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:26 PM

lol yep!

Quoting AmandaBBW:

LMFAO SO TRUE.. WE ALL HAD SOMEONE KINK THE HOSE FOR US. AND THEY PROMISED NOT TO LET IT GO TILL YOU WERE READY. YES WE BELIEVED THEM AND YES THEY ALWAYS LET IT GO EARLY LOL



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AmandaBBW
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:28 PM

NOTHING LIKE THE FEELING OF WATER UP YOUR NOSE 5 TIMES A DAY LOL.

OH DID ANYONE ELSE HAVE THE GHETTO  SLIP N SLIDE?? A BIG SHEET OF RANDOM PLASTIC YOU PUT ON YOUR LAWN, TURNED ON THE HOSE AND JUST LET IT RUN.. OH WE HAD ONE... NEVER QUITE WORKED RIGHT BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP US. GOTTA LOVE PLASTIC BURN LOL

Quoting AnimalLover80:

lol yep!

Quoting AmandaBBW:

LMFAO SO TRUE.. WE ALL HAD SOMEONE KINK THE HOSE FOR US. AND THEY PROMISED NOT TO LET IT GO TILL YOU WERE READY. YES WE BELIEVED THEM AND YES THEY ALWAYS LET IT GO EARLY LOL



aapye
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:29 PM
I was born in 1978. I love this. The only difference between than and now is th amount of media involved in everything. Kidnappings and Child molesting happened just as much than as it does now, we just didn't have the media reporting on everything that happens.
"If Mozart or Beethoven had lived today they would have been drugged for ADHD. This would have destroyed their souls and immeasurably diminished human culture. In my opinion, the current indiscriminate drugging of children is satanic. It destroys character development and fosters a valueless culture. "When a problem arises take a drug."~Julian Whitaker, M.D.
nomadbrat83
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2009 at 9:29 PM

 I was born in 1983 and almost all those applied to me except we did have a carseat (but no rear facing or booster seats or anything).

luv2wahm
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 10:03 PM

I was born in 1970...this is true to what I experienced!

Starfire73
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 10:11 PM

1973 here and I'm still alove*gasp!* lol

PestPatti
by on Jun. 21, 2009 at 10:12 PM

 

Quote:

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who
didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

      You played to win, scores were kept and trophies awarded for WINNING. 

Patti says >>>>>




 

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