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Postby The_Captain » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:38 pm

This was forwarded to me by a friend of mine.....so much truth in a lot of this. Enjoy the read!

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'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 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 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!
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:44 pm

Very true.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or
rang the bell, or just yelled for them!


We would just stand on the porch and yell until they came to the door, it was great ;-D
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Postby The_Captain » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:49 pm

The_Captain wrote:This was forwarded to me by a friend of mine.....so much truth in a lot of this. Enjoy the read!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who
didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!


This is one of my favorites.
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Postby VaderFin » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:56 pm

Been there, done most of that. My kids lives are so, so very different and it's not all for the better.
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Postby Arlo » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:25 pm

We had real winters back then, too. :-b
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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:58 pm

Arlo wrote:We had real winters back then, too. :-b



and walked to school both ways uphill!!!!
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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:12 pm

Anyone ever play curb ball???

Riding down the street on your bike doing sidekicks knocking over garbage cans. Npw a days just riding a bike is rare to see from kids.

We used to play street hockey and used 2 garbage cans and an old broken hockey stick for a crossbar, you scored a goal you ran a block to get the tennis ball back!

You never hear the term yelled "Car" or "Game On" anymore.

Saturday mornings you watched cartoons and that was about all the TV you watched. I miss saturday morning cartoons, they dont even have them on anymore for the most part.

You played football with a football so old it had no grip on it. But that was the only one you had or the other was stuck in a tree somewhere.

We played flashlight tag or neighborhood hide and seek, and you werent afraid someone was going to kidnap you or molest you.

You actually knew your neighbors and sat and talked with them on the front porch.


You played baseball all day in the summer even it was 100 degrees out came home ate and then went back out to ride bikes.

You made friends with the "kid with the pool"

Kool aid or lemonade sales to make some money for you 25 cent pack of baseball/football/hockey cards, got a piece of gum with it that had sugar! and you lived!

You could get some candy for a penny!
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Postby dream_017 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:18 pm

mutantseabass wrote:Anyone ever play curb ball???

Riding down the street on your bike doing sidekicks knocking over garbage cans. Npw a days just riding a bike is rare to see from kids.

We used to play street hockey and used 2 garbage cans and an old broken hockey stick for a crossbar, you scored a goal you ran a block to get the tennis ball back!

You never hear the term yelled "Car" or "Game On" anymore.

Saturday mornings you watched cartoons and that was about all the TV you watched. I miss saturday morning cartoons, they dont even have them on anymore for the most part.

You played football with a football so old it had no grip on it. But that was the only one you had or the other was stuck in a tree somewhere.

We played flashlight tag or neighborhood hide and seek, and you werent afraid someone was going to kidnap you or molest you.

You actually knew your neighbors and sat and talked with them on the front porch.


You played baseball all day in the summer even it was 100 degrees out came home ate and then went back out to ride bikes.

You made friends with the "kid with the pool"

Kool aid or lemonade sales to make some money for you 25 cent pack of baseball/football/hockey cards, got a piece of gum with it that had sugar! and you lived!

You could get some candy for a penny!


Another great list MSB.

Curb ball was great ;-D

I really miss the Saturday morning cartoons :,-(
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Postby mysticphysh » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:20 pm

Well, I'm in the very tail end of this timeline, but a few of these hit home!

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.


My brother and I rode STANDING in back :-b

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.


We always rode in the back of the truck on the way to go camping. There was also a time we rode on the hood of a car down a dirt rode after going blueberry picking.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.


I still do!! :-b

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.


That was my childhood. ;-D
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Postby VaderFin » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:24 pm

"CAR!!!!!" wow, that brings back memories.
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