So True

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  1. geek0

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 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 coloured 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.


    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 cakes, white bread and real butter and drank 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.

    Wemade 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!


    Football teams had trials 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!




    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?!



    PS -The big type is because your eyes are deteriorating at your age
     
  2. Charles Finn

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    great post for the most part it is true.
    but some of us were lucky to have cable early video games and computers.
    I still have a merlin from 1978 that i picked up for $1.
    and i still have my grandfathers first VTR
    video tape recorder.
    so yes we were very lucky.
    we did get a atari 2600 used in 1981. for $50
    and my first computer was a commodore 64 in 1983.
    plus i also had a table top frogger.
    lol.
     
  3. Pecker

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    ah yes ... hosewater :headbang:
     
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    Ah yes the good ole days :p
     
  5. dannymawg

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    No! We need superconductors! NOW!!! So we can blow up the fucking past!!!


    And you'll notice I made that comment in the past :tongue:
     
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