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Old 07-18-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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To all the kids who survived the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60' & 70's

Born 1930-1979?


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 koolade 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 computers, 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

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:42 AM   #2
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I was born in 1951...I survived; I've got many stories spinning through my head based on the above comments...good stuff....thanks..
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:34 AM   #3
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The good ole days Im a child of the 60's and I wish I could go back in time just for one day. Thanks for the post it brought back a lot of good memories.
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Top thread!

I was born in 1975.....and mum & dad brought me home in a cane bassinet that sat in the back seat (they can't remember if that was even strapped in!) of a kingswood.....and (much to my horror) i was apparently reared on Carnation milk.
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I was born in 1951...
That was the year my mum was born......OK....I will shut-up now
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I was born in 1978 and everything is so true

drank from the hose still do sometimes....
always outside, eating mud

everything except my mom smoking

ahhhhhhh*sigh...my kids are going to grow up the same way...no bottled water, no tv, no vidoe games. Whatever they would have seen on TV we are going to take them there...let them climb the trees...eat the dirt, skin thier knees, shoot a gun...drink from the hose never out of a bottle from the grocery store...built forts, grow a garden, run wild through the woods with the dog...know milk comes from cows not just the store... the good old days..now I'm just rambling
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #7
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Although I wasn't born in one of these years, I sometimes wish I was...

And some people think that would've fit me better too, looking for example at my interests, music taste and thinking patterns. I'm so living in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s from time to time


EDIT: (ok, this is nostalgic, dreamy and rambling me, never mind)
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^thats what I was doing...being nostalgic, dreamy and rambling

its ok
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Great article Eliv8! We were not only lucky we survived, but lucky we were born then!
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July 20th 1966 the Big 40...times are so different for my kids than they were for me. But heres to us...
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I was born in 1980, but I can definitely relate to most of those things!
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Excellent (born in '64) Brings back plenty of memories!




We should be entitled to some renumeration for what we suffered
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I was born in '91

and I hate the sheltered, PC, anal, coddling world we live in nowadays.

Well I don't hate the world, :emocry:

but that certainly gets to me.
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Excellent (born in '64) Brings back plenty of memories!




We should be entitled to some renumeration for what we suffered
I know...esp some of the clothes our parents made us wear**shudder**...I had a pea green pair of toddler bell bottoms and a yellow and orange hippie shirt

my parents drove a big van and I lived back there with the two dogs the van was all brown shag carpet
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knocking on friend's doors or just walking in......ah, the good ol days....
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