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Thought I would share this with you all.. I got a good laugh out of it and how true it all is..

READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

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 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 OK.




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.
(I hope that one doesn't pertain to me.... Yuck!)




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 poke 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 blessing to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the 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 blessed) their parents were.




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




The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:


'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'





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ThePurpleProphet

Jul 28 @ 11:13PM  
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

I had pong, 4 channels of tv, beta max, and a hand held football game.

And how many times did we trip over our shoelaces that weren't tied. A big fat zero. Imagine if we had velcro on out shoes back then.
Wordsofwit

Jul 28 @ 11:16PM  
READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED
He never said that per se. He made a joke about hurricanes leading to the Pledge of Allegiance punch line. It was taken out of context, distorted, and rewritten by somebody. Go down to the bottom of the page to the link to read more about it.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/hitnail.asp

Whether people like and relate to these types of essays or not, why is it that all of the distortions like this seem to come from the far right attributing things to people that never said them? We had one like this involving things Paul Harvey never said last week.

Again, I think that people need to check these things out for credibility, especially if they have come upon them through their email from somebody mass mailing them, which is I where I had seen this one before.

It makes me wonder if it is Archie Bunker that originally forwards all of these emails.




Wordsofwit

Jul 28 @ 11:22PM  
And how many times did we trip over our shoelaces that weren't tied. A big fat zero. Imagine if we had velcro on out shoes back then.

I tripped over mine all of the time, still do, which is why most of my shoes either have velcro or are loafers.
alybai42

Jul 28 @ 11:26PM  
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!


I am old and I still do that to this day
1bunny629

Jul 28 @ 11:27PM  
No matter what Jay said or didn't say isn't the point! Great Blog...funny too! reminds me of the good ol days...1960 here!
themama

Jul 28 @ 11:30PM  
Sorry WOW.. I thought it was Just funny and so true... Brings back alot of good memories of me growing up....
Wordsofwit

Jul 28 @ 11:40PM  
I had no intention of stepping on your feelers. On the other hand, when somebody reads something that sounds good as an essay but is false in who it is attributed to due to distortion so as to be a lie, I feel a bit compelled to point it out with a cited reference. In so doing, others who do relate to it and want to pass it on can do so minus the falsehood.

Hell, all you have to do is go up there and take Jay Leno's name out of it and it would be fine by me or anyone else. Beyond that, it is a pretty good conceptual opinion piece that does provide a few grins.
themama

Jul 29 @ 12:00AM  
Well sorry not gonna change anything.. Just cause a web site said he didn't say it don't prove anything to me.. So what who said it him or David Letterman..
You didn't hurt my little feelers either..
onehornytoad69

Jul 29 @ 12:25AM  
No matter what Jay said or didn't say isn't the point! Great Blog...funny too! reminds me of the good ol days
Yeah what she said!!! thx... Mama!
keepinganeyeout

Jul 29 @ 12:35AM  
good stuff
reminds me of the bit george carlin once did on people being tuff
southerngent64

Jul 29 @ 7:27AM  
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

I grew up on a dirt road, so no street lights. Sundown was our time to meander home, through the woods or the neighbor's yards.

Actually, we played in the road, usually with Matchbox cars. Folks driving by were careful not to run over our towns. (melancholy sigh!)

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

Mom always said "Be careful. If you fall out of a tree and break your leg, don't come running to me!" Really!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!


We preferred the law over our parents. The cops just yelled at us. Mom would spank us with whatever was handy then Dad would use his belt on us when he got home. If we were lucky, we wouldn't get grounded to boot! Yes, punished 3 times for a single infraction. We learned!
Sunshine79

Jul 29 @ 7:47AM  
Kids are so fucking spoiled these days. My daughter hasn't a clue to how good she's got it!!
Scottishtease

Jul 29 @ 9:39AM  
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
Ah yes, to be told that my mum was a chain smoker & drinker what a proud moment that was chuckle...yet I am not an alcoholic & I think i turned out just fine...Awesome blog mama...Hey where are all the kudo's well here ya go hun. Kisses, Tease.
geena

Jul 29 @ 6:55PM  
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.


Heaven only knew what my parents have to go through with me as a girl and not my other 8 male siblings. Not to mention being bitten by a neighbors dog.
flavorbuster

Jul 29 @ 11:25PM  
Its not doom & gloom you are getting older & face the fact its an experience of all life
Lookin4Fun

Aug 3 @ 8:48PM  
OMG that is so true.To the T.Boy did that hit home.Thanks for the memories you just brought back into my mind.Man those were the days.

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