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posted 7/29/2007 10:17:52 PM |
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Those Born 1920-1979


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 Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,


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 ey es.

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 t he 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.

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

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Jul 29 @ 10:30PM  
I love this one, it brings back such fond memories! And makes me a bit sad at how things have changed and how much more cautious life has become! Thanks for posting it! And yes, we all Survived!!! Have a great night!

Jul 29 @ 10:44PM  
We're born at the right times.

Jul 29 @ 10:51PM  
How true this is, I know I was very lucky to live through the 60's and especially the 70's, man did I have a lot of fun then, lol.

Jul 30 @ 12:24AM  
All I can say is AMEN, ive been saying this for seems that kids today are either dumber then we were or the parents were dumber than ours...either way its not godo for the next gen...

Jul 30 @ 12:44AM  
I was born in 1960 and I wouldn't trade any of the experiences for anything. I'd do a few things differently but who wouldn't?
We grew up in an awesome era. The idea of a home computer was sheer fantasy and now I have a network of five of them in my house. Go figure!

Jul 30 @ 7:53AM  
So True ` awesome blog

Jul 30 @ 5:00PM  
Yeah, wouldn't want to be or be raising a kid today. They say that first the pendelom swings one way and then comes back the other, but I've really got to wonder it it'll ever manage to go back to the freer, simpler times that we had as kids?

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