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#Post 1 of 27 OFFLINE   pla4u

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:32 PM

TO ALL YOU KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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, 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 car 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 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 cellphones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS an d 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 un heard 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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#Post 2 of 27 OFFLINE   KathrynNicole

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for sharing, Paula. Posted Image 1977, baby! Yeah!

#Post 3 of 27 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:38 PM

hahahahaha! too funny and true! thanks paula!

#Post 4 of 27 OFFLINE   Little_Lisa

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:08 PM

Cute post and so true...thanks for sharing, Paula! I can relate to ALOT of that. "We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever." I didn't eat worms but I did eat alot of mud pies and got pin worms from doing so. Yuck! I was a scrawny, little kid that went around scratching at my itchy booty everywhere I went as a result. I don't have worms anymore, thank goodness.
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#Post 5 of 27 OFFLINE   pla4u

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:11 PM

well I got a kick out of it. ..I was born in 1957, guess I'm showing my age...he he...
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#Post 6 of 27 OFFLINE   Glamour Girl

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:15 PM

Love, Love, Love this! It's so true!
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#Post 7 of 27 OFFLINE   Midgard

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:18 PM

This is sooo true! Thanks for posting!
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#Post 8 of 27 OFFLINE   Jennifer

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:22 PM

how funny/cute! i was born in '87, but i still enjoyed reading it Posted Image
 

 


#Post 9 of 27 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:25 PM

I enjoyed it too, although I'm a child of the 80s *lol* (You just laughed WITH me there not AT me!)...
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#Post 10 of 27 OFFLINE   Nox

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:40 PM

Haha! That may be true. In fact, I remember seeing the last hint of unabashed childhood bravadp that in my earliest years before monkey bars were ripped out of playgrounds for "safety" reasons. I was born in late '83 so I guess I am not included in that "special group" of people. But, the defining thing about our generation is that when properly educated, we are highly tech savvy by default.

#Post 11 of 27 OFFLINE   Leza1121

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:44 PM

Hi Paula,

Thanks so much for sharing. It was funny, heartwarming and oh so true!! Posted Image
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#Post 12 of 27 OFFLINE   pj03079

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:11 PM

all of it is so true and it brought back memories to me.

#Post 13 of 27 OFFLINE   MothersMilk

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 07:17 PM

So true ah ah! Posted Image 79 for me!

#Post 14 of 27 OFFLINE   goddess13

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:36 PM

Although I was born in 1987, I still enjoyed reading that. Posted Image
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#Post 15 of 27 OFFLINE   janetsbreeze

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:45 PM

LOL! So true!!! I am a 1969 baby, grew up in the country with no air conditioning and listened to AM radio! Thanks for posting!

#Post 16 of 27 OFFLINE   ShelbyLynn

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for posting... I am 69 baby!!! It is so so true!
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:25 PM

that covers abt everyone i would think. good post paula. i enjoyed reading it

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 01:10 AM

That is so true! 1979 here.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:45 AM

ROFL! so true!! 1970 here!! Peace!!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:11 PM

Oh boy, I so remember riding bikes all day, going to neighbors and yellling for that kid to come out and play, and also riding the bike to the store to get some kind of food item for my Mom. Yipppeeee....lots of penny candy containers ( and "pop") to pick things from!! Back then we just went everywhere with no worry about predators or kidnappers. Also drinking water from the hose and getting the slip-n-slide out in the summer!! I also remember coming home from school to find my Mom ironing and watching Merv Griffin. I would watch with her also, I loved Merv! LOL CarolAZ...