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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    ARIZONA-a short distance from the sun

    We are Awesome

    To Those of Us Born
    1925 - 1970 :

    1930s, '40s, '50s,
    '60s and '70s!!

    First, we survived
    Being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank
    While they were

    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
    With bright colored
    Lead-based paints.

    We had no
    Childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
    And, when we
    Rode our bikes,
    We had baseball
    Not helmets, on
    Our heads.

    As infants and
    Children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts,
    No air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..

    Riding in the
    Back of a pick- up truck 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, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
    And we weren't overweight.

    Because we were
    Always outside playing...that's why!

    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

    We would spend
    Hours building
    Our go-carts out
    Of scraps
    And then ride
    Them 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 Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
    No video games,
    No 150 channels on cable,
    No video movies
    Or DVDs,
    No surround-sound or
    No cell phones,
    No personal computers,
    No Internet and
    No chat rooms.

    And we went
    Outside and found them!

    We fell out
    Of trees, got cut,
    Broke bones and
    And there were
    No lawsuits
    From those accidents.

    We would get
    Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
    And no one would call child services to report abuse.

    We ate worms,
    And mud pies
    Made from dirt,
    The worms did
    Not live in us forever.

    We were given
    BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,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
    And not everyone
    Made the team.
    Those who didn't
    Had to learn
    To deal with

    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
    To 85 years have seen 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 those born
    Between 1930 and 1970, 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.

    While you are
    at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents

    Kind of makes
    you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
    The quote of
    the month
    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?"
    For those that
    prefer to think that God is not in control...go ahead and delete this.
    For the rest
    of us.....
    please pass this
    ~ The Best News The World Has Ever Heard Came From A Cemetery ~

  3. #2
    Ringo you left out one thing. We did not have running water at most of the homes I went to. The water was drawn up in a bucket and if you wanted a drink you used the the dipper. EVERYONE used the same dipper!! And we never got sick and died!

  4. #3
    Yep. I think I did almost all those things, except get arrested.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Born in 1950. Parents smoked like chimneys in the lead based painted house and in the 56 mercury station wagon. Fractured my skull in 1962. Used to hunt lizards in the deserts around El Paso Texas with my bb gun and bow and arrow. Always left the house to play and was never kidnapped raped or murdered. Parents didn't want us home until dinner. What the hell happened to that country.

    Madeline Murray O'Hare
    Eliminating corporal punishment in the schools
    National organization of women
    Children have rights
    No fault divorce
    And on and on and on

    God do I miss my country

  6. #5
    And don't forget that if the neighbor lady saw you doing something stupid, she would paddle your butt, and your mom would agree with her.

    How times have changed sigh
    "Beware the fury of a patient man." --John Dryden,
    British poet, critic and playwright

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