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Those Born 1930-1979!

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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Were these really the good old days or have we become smarter parents since then?


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 koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because .


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



If YOU are one of them . . . CONGRATULATIONS!

by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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by Gold Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:18 PM

 I love this...thanks =)

Can you imagine one of these made for people who lived 100 years ago????

by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:27 PM


by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Thanks !

by Ruby Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Obviously, some of the things we do now that our parents didn't do ARE good.  But I sometimes think we are trying to hard, you know?  We all grew up to be fine, for the most part. 

by Sherri on Nov. 16, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Seat belts and car seats.  Other than that, I didn't change how I raised my kids, and I think they turned out perfect....... and only one chipped tooth among 'em.  Darn that trampoline!

by Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Love it!!! We were talking about this at work just the other day! How did we ever survive without TV and playstation??? Eating dirt and climbing trees! LOL

rolling on floor 

by New Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM
I love it!!! And it is so true!!! AmyC
by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Yep, this would apply to me!   Think I'll copy and paste to my fb. 


by Bronze Member on Nov. 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM

This is an excelent post. Love it so much I am going to copy it if you do not mind.

by on Nov. 16, 2009 at 8:14 PM

ahhhh The good old days...... 

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