Got this email! Too funny to keep to myself! XD

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Harley's girl, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1940's, 50's, 60's , 70's and 80's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/o r 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, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. 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. WHY? Because we were always outside, playing...thatʼs 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 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 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 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.
    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. 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?
     
  2. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ain't that the truth!! AMEN! [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have gotten that one before too! Its great and so true!
     
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last night as my DH was reading it he just kept shaking his head! I asked what was wrong and he said oh nothing...it is just that is so true! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChevygirlBeth

    ChevygirlBeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen that before, but I still love it! I'm glad it includes the 80s, so that I am included. Things were still were like that for me growing up. [​IMG]
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I'm from the 60's, Ain't it the truth, it's called personal responsiblity, and were did it go [​IMG]
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup. [​IMG]

    My parents' first car didn't have seat belts! The rest is all true, too.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    That's all the truth! A buddy of mine and I commented the other day that playgrounds when we were kids weren't nearly as fancy. They had concrete and broken glass and rocks and we all survived.
     
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    As a fifties child...... yes...it is so true .... happy days our childhoods then ..... ahhh memories......
     
  10. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids think I'm mean cause we don't have cable or any game systems here. I figure if they cant find something to entertain themselves with on 2 acres, an old barn, and a nearby woods they'll just have to be bored.
     

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