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To All Parents - There Is Hope This Is Experience

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 1:53 AM
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To Those of You
 Born  1930 - 1979
  
At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay
 Leno. If you don't read anything else, please
Read what he said.
 
  Very well stated, Mr. Leno. 
   
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-base paints. 
 
We had no childproof
 lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and
When we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on
Our heads. 
 
As infants &
 children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no
> booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and
> sometimes no brakes. 
Riding in the back of a
> pick- up truck 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, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with
 real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight.
 WHY? 
Because we were always
 outside playing...that's why! 
 
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 them 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 Play
 stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video
 games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or
 DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no
 personal computers, no Internet and no 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.

by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 1:53 AM
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stormcris
by Christy on Jun. 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM

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cowgirlsr2
by Silver Member on Jun. 23, 2009 at 2:05 AM

Awesome and true!!!^_^


MrsMouse
by Member on Jun. 23, 2009 at 2:16 AM

you rock

blondekosmic15
by on Jun. 23, 2009 at 3:05 AM

Thx a bunch Scorpio...I truly recall those times!

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