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Old 12-24-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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Something my Dad sent me the other day,
I don't fit into this age group but found it funny just the same.
Sorry if this is a repost:

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

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



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'*, 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'* house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for 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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Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
I use razor blades while looking working on some car part. Or a dremel tool.
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Even though it says from the 30s-70s, that does sound a lot like when I was little.
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I actually spent quite a bit of time reminiscing over this with my Mother and wife not too long ago.

Annalisa (the wife) is very sickly, has alot of health problems. Her mother was one of those "keep my child out of the dirt so she doesn't get germs" moro.. err people. My parents on the other hand were the "Get your *** outside and go play in the dirt" sort of people. As a result, I have a strong immune system. I get sick maybe once every 3 or 4 years.

When I have children, you bet your butt they're gonna be outside getting messy. I doubt I'll allow one of those retarded game systems in the house at all. Much better ways to waste time.
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Y'all has streetlights??? We played by moonlight out in the boonies....

Dang spoiled kids....



And, you forgot one -

When you were allowed inside to watch TV, we only had three channels. And if the president was on, you were screwed....
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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.

SOOOO..........

That'* what happened to willwren...................


I fit into this age group and I think I turned out rather well!!



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We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
lawsuits from these accidents.
I do still have one lawsuit pending
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Even though it says from the 30s-70s, that does sound a lot like when I was little.
Dude, 15 right? yeah, you're STILL little
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Even though it says from the 30s-70s, that does sound a lot like when I was little.
Dude, 15 right? yeah, you're STILL little
I mean when I was little little. Like 5 or 6.
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I enjoyed going to this dirt track, building these dirt ramps, and catching air!
Oh sure I got banged up time to time, I would scream and cry a bit, and back at it.
We used to race our bikes. Fist fight to solve our problems, and never a stupid law suit to come of it. Clean up our blood, argue over who won, and become friends again...

Mess up at school, get a whack with the "board of education". No psychologist to "analyse" us. (side note - I HATE psychologists)

Cartoons were FUNNY. Family get-togethers were fun.

I was a child of the 80'* (yeah still am, even in my 30'*) We had atari 2600 and we LOVED it! That one button controller, boxy graphics, all. And those really huge black CD'* that had all the circles in them.

written messages invloved pencil and paper. (Do you like me? _yes _ no)

GYOD you ain't kidding tho, the kids now, how the hell they gonna learn to solve problems and such?

FUNNY note - I made a casette of some songs on my computer, and this younger guy I worked with was AMAZED that i could hook a tape recorder to a computer and record music.

And about being a little kid - My first driving lesson was in a Ford Pinto - I was about 6, my big sister let me sit on her la and control the steering wheel. What would they do to someone nowadays if they let the kid drive?
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FUNNY note - I made a casette of some songs on my computer, and this younger guy I worked with was AMAZED that i could hook a tape recorder to a computer and record music.
I didn't know you could do that.
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