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 Post subject: TO THOSE OF US BORN BETWEEN 1930 - 1980
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:37 pm 
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GOT THIS IN AN EMAIL....PRETTY INTERESTING! :wink:

To Those of Us Born
1930 - 1980


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-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets
and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps
not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster
seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck 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 made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank
FLAV- OR- AID made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing....that's why!

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 OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them 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 Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video
games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet, no Facebook, and no 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 would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or
just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

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. What
can kids today do besides push buttons..

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to
deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!





Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?

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That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

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 Post subject: Re: TO THOSE OF US BORN BETWEEN 1930 - 1980
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:37 am 
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Catherine wrote:
GOT THIS IN AN EMAIL....PRETTY INTERESTING! :wink:

To Those of Us Born
1930 - 1980


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-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets
and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps
not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster
seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck 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 made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank
FLAV- OR- AID made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing....that's why!

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 OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them 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 Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video
games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet, no Facebook, and no 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 would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or
just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

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. What
can kids today do besides push buttons..

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to
deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!





Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?



Great stuff Catherine and God, it seems like yesterday to. How I've made it this far, I'll never know!! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: TO THOSE OF US BORN BETWEEN 1930 - 1980
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:33 pm 
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Yep...and we used to play all day outside and Mom would blow the car horn when she wanted us to come home...usually about suppertime! But we wouldn't get to leave the house until our assigned chores were done. We had to make our beds and make sure our rooms were neat and clean. We had to sweep the floors and the porch, and my sister and I did the washing up after supper...she'd wash and I'd dry and vice versa. Work and then play...didn't hurt us one bit. :wink:

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Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


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