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  • Profile photo of Brisbane 04Brisbane 04
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    >>
    >:-Congratulations you survived
    >
    >
    > >> >
    > > >Its all true
    > > >
    > > >> >
    > > >
    > > >> >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >Disregard if born after 1980……… he he
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >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
    > > > 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 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
    >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.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >We were given cowboy 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!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >The town football club had tryout for the junior team 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?!
    > > >
    > > >[biggrin][biggrin]
    > > >
    > > >

    There are 3 types of people:1. People who make things happen.
    2. People who watch what happens.
    3. People who wondered what happened.

    Profile photo of pelicanpelican
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    @pelican
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    I’ve seen this before, but ISN’T IT SOOOO TRUE….. I’m a kid of the 70’s and EVERY point I remember from my childhood…..

    It’s amazing how much things have changed…..

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility…. ??

    Profile photo of MagellanMagellan
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    AND we lived in fibro Houses and used offcuts of the fibro to make Forts ‘n stuff- we slept on back verandahs- not even closed in. this was ‘sposed to help prevent tuberculosis– a disease from which a grandparent had died– But we just got pneumonia instead LOL.

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