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For kids who survived the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60', & 70's!

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:18 am

"The 80's" thread also made me think of this funny but true list:


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 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, bread and 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

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!
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Postby HskrPwr13 » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:25 am

Funny but true. I would add that you actually had to get off your butt to change the channel on the t.v. No remotes, unless of course you were the remote for your parents or any other older family member. :-b
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Postby VaderFin » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:23 am

Why make a whole post just for Lush? :-b
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Postby The Great Gambini » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:57 am

LMAO Vader.
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'Twas a fun year, fellas.
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Postby Homeless » Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:12 pm

VaderFin wrote:Why make a whole post just for Lush? :-b


LOL. Lush's generation lived in caves, the above post is highly advanced for him. :-b
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Postby Lushcrush » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:00 pm

Homeless wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Why make a whole post just for Lush? :-b


LOL. Lush's generation lived in caves, the above post is highly advanced for him. :-b

How did I know I would catch sh*t for this post ? :-? :-? :-?
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