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    We Survived!!

    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 might have smoked and/or drank lots of coffee and tea with caffeine 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.

    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 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.

    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 koolade 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 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 , CD's or Ipods, 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.

    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 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 or got in trouble in school was unheard of. They actually sided with the law and with the teachers! Amazing, wasn't it?

    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 the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good

    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

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    I wish I was born between 1930 and 1979.
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    • #3
      Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

      Amen sister. I was born in the summer of 69
      Growing older is manditory
      Growing up is however, optional

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      • #4
        Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

        Ah, the good old days. In recent years I have felt so fortunate to have been a child in the '50s.

        Thanks for posting this, it actually made me feel more fortunate.
        "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Oscar Wilde

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        • #5
          Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

          I actually think it should be geared toward people born before 1970. I was born in the mid-70's and a lot of those things don't apply.

          We had Nintendo and a computer. BB guns? Not on my mothers watch!!! Seatbelts and car seats? Absolutely. Lead based paint? Outlawed in the 70's. Hitchiking? My mom would have had a complete fit.

          Interesting list, but far more appropriate for people born before 1970 IMO.

          BTW, since when is bleu cheese a no-no for pregnant women? No one told me about that when I was pregnant.

          Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
          Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

          Originally posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
          Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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          • #6
            Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

            I was born in the 80s, man I wish I'd lived more in a time of the 60s and 70s!

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            • #7
              Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

              That was great. Gosh, how did we ever survive?

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              • #8
                Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                I was born in 1492 and sailed with Columbas in the Ocean Blue.

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                • #9
                  Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                  Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                  I was born in 1492 and sailed with Columbas in the Ocean Blue.
                  At 514 years old, one would hope you could spell COLUMBUS correctly.

                  Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
                  Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

                  Originally posted by TheHousingBubbleBlog
                  Everyone says that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore, but that’s not exactly true. We’re the world leader in the manufacturing of bull****.

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                  • #10
                    Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                    ^^ Hey! I'm OLD! I cant spell. I forget at times.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
                      At 514 years old, one would hope you could spell COLUMBUS correctly.
                      :lmao:

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                      • #12
                        Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                        :lol:
                        Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
                        At 514 years old, one would hope you could spell COLUMBUS correctly.

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                        • #13
                          Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                          I was born in the '73 and we never used seatbelts when I was younger. - I am still here. I did not have Nintendo until a teenager. It was Atari when we were younger and I did not have that either. Personal computers- not in every household than either- not until I was a teenager. Pre-teen - don't think I was ever in the house- always outside, always playing.
                          Fratsor Sister - Delta Mu Chi Alpha

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                          • #14
                            Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                            I was born in 1981 and I was always outside as a kid. We had a nintendo but it was more a rainy day activity.

                            I used to share sodas until the meningitis scare my freshman year of HS. A kid died and there was a ban of sharing sodas/drinks at school. That was one school rule that everyone followed.

                            I drank water from the garden hose. I'm *twitch* fine.

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                            • #15
                              Re: For those born between 1930 & 1979!

                              Originally posted by LuvsLilo View Post

                              I drank water from the garden hose. I'm *twitch* fine.

                              :lol:

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