Born Between 1930 and 1979?

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  1. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    To Those of Us Born

    1930 - 1979

    At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please

    read what he said.

    Very well stated, Mr. Leno.


    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-base paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,

    we had baseball caps

    not helmets on our heads.

    As infants & 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 made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

    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 OKAY.

    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, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, 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 and no 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 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, 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 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. What can kids today do besides push buttons.

    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 regula ted 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 ?


    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?'
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    1959 And I only have a little brain damage. Smart enough to know and dumb enough to do.
  3. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Songster

    Jul 12, 2010
    Maui, Hawaii
    1964, and all those things were me! [​IMG] funny how I can remember all those things, but ask me about yesterday and tomorrow................ [​IMG]
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    1971 and I rode my bike a few times a week 10 miles to the store ( not kidding 10 miles) to get a rootbeer float ice pop for 10cents-no helmets-nothing.. Surprised Im alive
  5. Does bring back good memories!
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    1959 and that was me! was brought up by a dad and mom that didnt have much money and always said work with what you have. Made me able to do many things with not much money and brought my kids up that way.
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    1969 here and that was me too!

    Every few weeks I would ride my bike 6 miles to my friend Kelli's house, from there she and I would ride 7 more miles to Roberta's house and then the 3 of us would ride together 2 more miles to my Grandmothers to go swimming in her pool for the afternoon and then head home on a main road!! lol
  8. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    1968 here. All so true.
    "So-and-so gaffed you with a fish hook? Well, you shoulda been smart enough to stay out of his way when he casts. Come here, I'll pull it out with the pliers in the tackle box." My parents didn't coddle us. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  9. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    1970 the good old days [​IMG]
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    1957 here. Eisenhower was President....... Who, you say? I had a 44,000 acre cornfield to play in during the 60's. What a playground!

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