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Old 09-15-2005, 06:43 PM   #1
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Cool To All Who Survived The 1930's, 40's, 50's, & 60's!

To all the Kids who survived the 1930's, 40's, 50's, & 60's:
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took asprin, ate blue cheese dressind, 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 child proof 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 from the garden hose & not from bottled water. We shared one soft drink with four friends, and no one actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread & real butter, drank soda pop w/sugar in it, but weren't over weight 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 street lights came on. No one was able to 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 Play Stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, Video games, 99 or more channels on cable, Video tape movies, Surround sound, Cell Phones, PC's, Internet or Chat Rooms...We Had Friends and went outside to find them! We fell out of trees, got cuts, broke bones and teeth and there were no law suites from these accidents. 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. We 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 our bikes or walked to a friends house, knocked on the door or rang the door bell and if no one answered, we'd walk in and play. Little League had try outs and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't, had to learn to live 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!
Well...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! Congradulations! You might want to share this with others who have had the fortune to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for "our own good." And share this with your kids so they will know how brave their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run around the house with the sissors in your hand, dosen't it? Just kidding!
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