TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickenfeathers, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 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-based paints.

    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.

    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 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 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

    And 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?! [​IMG]

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  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    That is so true!!! I'm 49 and I can remember alot of bike riding and ball playing in the neighborhoods. I was a military brat so where we lived there were tons of kids, we were never inside---it is funny though that when Mario brothers came out ( my kids were infants then) my husband and I got hooked on the dumb game and spent weeks staying up till all hours playing the goofy thing! Soooo, if technology had been more advanced during my childhood, I would have traded the ball games and bike rides too......!
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The biggest difference is that kids actually got to be kids; they weren't engaged to be married by 10 years old! And they played outside, they ran, jumped, bicycled, made up games and exercised naturally. Now, they just sit like lumps and zone out on video games or bad TV.
     
  4. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:ITA.

    And who allows this? Their parents! [​IMG]
     
  5. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Quote:That's right! They are the same parents who grew up in the 30's, 40's, 50', 60's, 70's and know better....

    But, the world spins a bit different than it did when we were kids too. We didn't have a bunch of kids getting snatched off the streets, and TV was family friendly in those days...What a lot has changed!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    What a lot has changed!!

    Unfortunately. But, hey, just make every kid a black belt like I did mine, LOL. Mine holds belts in three karate styles. He was being picked on mercilessly in middle school till we put in in his first karate class. Thereafter, he carried himself differently and exuded confidence. He never had to fight anymore. Nobody messed with him after that and I felt alot better knowing he could probably do better defending himself than most against some of the evils in this world. 'Course, that won't solve the crappy, sick TV problem...​
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Amen!!! Without telling my old age!! [​IMG] [​IMG]...sorry birdbrain but Not my kids....lol
     
  8. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    shoooot i do alot of thos things now lol like drink from the hose and share drinks with freinds inless they have a cold ,.. I always ride in the back of the truck,once took a 30 minute inerstate ride in the back of a doge ram 2 years ago lol .. I dont beileve tv's should have more than only about 50 chanells .. I hate ipods and mp3's..I shoot guns.. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickenfeathers

    chickenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Unfortunately. But, hey, just make every kid a black belt like I did mine, LOL. Mine holds belts in three karate styles. He was being picked on mercilessly in middle school till we put in in his first karate class. Thereafter, he carried himself differently and exuded confidence. He never had to fight anymore. Nobody messed with him after that and I felt alot better knowing he could probably do better defending himself than most against some of the evils in this world. 'Course, that won't solve the crappy, sick TV problem...

    Way to go Cyn!

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  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yep!!!
    Amazing that we survived to reproduce at all!

    Alot of the problems with the kids is that after the 70's all the experts said that you were supposed to be friends with your kid...and make sure that noone made them feel bad/different/special...pfffttt.

    You talked to your kids like they had a college education so "Because I said so" doesn't work any more.

    Heck, you're afraid to let your kid go to a neighbour's house in case of an emergency because they haven't been CORI'd or checked out on the Sex Offender list.

    And they can't go to a friend's house because they might feed them peanut butter or any one of the million things that they might be allergic too.

    Think I'll go kiss my chickens on the lips, drink from the hose and dig in the dirt with my bare hands...
     

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