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Old 07-28-2007, 04:49 AM
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1930-1979 If you were born or raised

Those Born 1930-1979



READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ
ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED



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-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 infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster
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 Kool-aid made with
sugar, 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
150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,
no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or 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. While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will
know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
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Awesome post, and soooo true!
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right on the money!!!!
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:42 AM
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let me add that we were spanked as punishment and we were given hard labor for punishment. But yet we are all doing great and have no physcotic side effects from the way we were raised.
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You mean people DON'T grow up that way??!! I was born in '82, thats how I grew up, guess it was small town living, where "we say grace, we say amen and if you're not into that we don't give a ****!" didn't realize you can't say d am
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Very good post Scott
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I was born in '80, and we didn't even have half the stuff on that list...haha...we didn't have bikes, we rode our horses around...actually road our horses to the school if we wanted to, they had a stable there for them...and we didn't drink from a garden hose, we drank from the Bullpasture river , because there aint no big ol' factory upstream polluting it...we never had any BB guns either...from the time we was big enough to walk til around 6, we had pine sticks...and we beat the s*** out of rats in the old folks barns with them...and they paid us a knickel for every dead rat we came back with ...and after that we got a .410, 22, .17 or some other small gun to shoot squirrels and rabbits and groundhogs, and any other small pests with...haha...and our parents would bail us out of a jail in a heartbeat, just so they could get us home and put a hurtin on my rear end (when I was little, I used to be sneaky and fill my back pockets with baseball cards for some protection for dad's belt ...lol)

And believe it or not, that's pretty much how the little rascal around here still are...in 2007
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VERY WELL PUT!!!! All sooooo true!
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Man Scott that is so true!! When I was a kid I would leave the house and play all day, be gone for hours at a time and my mom would come looking for me at dark to bring me home. Never worried about anything. That was in the mid to late 70's to early 80's. Unfortunately times have changed though.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:45 AM
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Man Scott that is so true!! When I was a kid I would leave the house and play all day, be gone for hours at a time and my mom would come looking for me at dark to bring me home. Never worried about anything. That was in the mid to late 70's to early 80's. Unfortunately times have changed though.

Same here country living. IN fact where I grew up it is pretty much the same as it was back when I was growing up.



I can not take credit for this though as I am not the writer of this.
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