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Those Born 1930-1979--it's a wonder we're still alive!

I found this on another site


TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and the 70's !! (and, for some of us, the 80'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-box, no video
games at all, 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 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 poke 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?!
 



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thats great, bb gun fights ruled, leg shots only, dirtclod fights, real Roman candle fights.
Going down to the hardware store and buying a can of carbide to mix with water and blow up glass bottles, not to mention blowing the urinals off the wall in school.
Trying to make bombs out of dads shotgun shells, learning how to make black powder out of Charcoal, sulpher, and saltpeter, blasting caps ruled.
And nobody ever got hurt, amazing
 






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rookieshooter said:
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As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
..

First time I stood up was in a crib that was placed in the back of a Plymouth wagon going up the PA turnpike.....If we did that with our daughter, they would arrest us and take her away!! Amazing we all survived :D
 






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that is so true i am a product of the seventies but hell it is different from now even so.
Maybe there were the same freaks back them but the media was not as good????
I remember being eight hanging out living on a dead end playing in the street all day.
Playing spin the bottle at midnight in someone's yard
Stealing wine from a wedding at the school down the street. Reading dirty magazines you stole from your dad in the storm drains.
Also riding in the back of the station wagon with no seatbelt. Pipe bombs in the porta-johns. Bottle rocket wars..bb gun fights, it was fun till someone broke out the pellets.
I turned out alright
 






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They were the good ole days. I miss those times. Now that I have a son I try
To treat like a little boy not a piece of fine china locked up to look at and not touch.
Kids should act like kids. Learn from their mistakes. Even if there are broken bones
and scratches. Hell my son has been on my quad with me. He just turned one.
All you have today are a bunch of *******.
 






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Man those were the good old days. I grew up in the seventies. There were no such thing as safety equipment or seat belts being used. I can remeber riding on the back of my fathers pickup. My brother and I would stand up behind the cab and then stand up on the ledge the was right beneath the rear window. We would stand up there until the force of the wind would blow us back down. Man those were some good times!
 






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timmac06 said:
Hell my son has been on my quad with me. He just turned one.

And the sad thing is nowadays if you got caught with him on the quad, you could get charged with child endangerment. Same with corporal punishment, a child knew who was boss back then because if they got out of line you could spank them, and teachers in school were permitted to spank your child if he/she got unruly in class. And if you told your parents.......you got spanked by them for getting in trouble in the first place. And the government wonders why there is so much unruliness among kids today. It's because they had to stick their nose in a parents rights to raise their children. And the kids know this and have the upper hand :( I have spanked my kids when they've needed it and when they would threaten me with calling the police when I spanked them I told them to go right ahead and I'd give the cops a reason to arrest me. The only time I ever struck my kids anywhere but on the butt, was when my oldest girl was 18 and told me f*** you and I slapped her across the face.
 






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I can feel your pain, my daughter was over the other night, 20 yrs old, doing her laundry, eating, useing the phone, she and her mother (my wife) get into a pissing match about her not helping with the dinner dishes.
She told her mother to #### off, I went ballistic, grabbed her by her coat sleeves, looked her in the eye and said you will not talk to my wife like that, she looked me in the eye and said, old man, you ever touch me again, and you will end up in jail.
Needless to say I was shocked, she and I have never had a harsh word between us, ever.
I think young people today are stressed to the max, with school, technology, the need to excell at all costs, I think we have raised in the past 15 yrs a bunch of androids that never learned how to have fun, be able to play in the street after dark, walk home at night because we as parents protected them from the wacs we thought would harm them, I think the past simpilar world, was a better world
 






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Ahhhh..Yes....the sweet days of innocence....Peace Man...Can you dig it,Man... :D ..
The warm fuzzy feelings of an easier America..especially growing up outside of major cities...when Baseball, Hotdogs and Applepie was enjoyed by all the neighborhoods..!!! :thumbsup:

Thats Cool, can you dig it.!!! :D :p ha ha ha.....
 






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I can say I was born in one of those last years on the list (77) :rolleyes:

We walked to and from school, or rode are bikes by our selfs, and never wore helmets. ....We're there even helmets to wear? We would play tag, make rapmps to jump our bikes, and yeah we came home with scrapes and bruses, but it was worth it. It's really a sad world we live in, now. I now I will try to raise my kids the same some day. Kids need to be kids. We all learned alot then :thumbsup:
 






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havent read something so good in a long time.
 






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I have an interesting situation. I was born in 73 and my wife in 83. I grew up under the guidelines above. She grew up in a box under the kinder gentler ways of parenting. We now have a one year old son. When he falls or bangs his head on the coffee table my wife wants a full medical assessment(we're both EMTs) my usual response is " is he bleeding?" when she says no I say "then he's fine"

I never understood the "they say" way of raising your child. "They say" don't do this or don't do that. BS! "They" are not raising our child "We" are.
 






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rookieshooter said:
Those Born 1930-1979--it's a wonder we're still alive!

I found this on another site


TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and the 70's !! (and, for some of us, the 80's)


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or
drank while they were pregnant.
Not Mine
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can,
and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Yep

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.
Never ever wore a biike helmet!


As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats,
booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Always a seatbelt, Still no air bags LOL

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
special treat.
Riding on the folded down TAILGATE with our legs down was fun. Not on public roads though!

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Still do 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!
Mmmm Cherry Kool-Aid

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as
we were back when the streetlights came on.
.....And built forts out in random forests

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
Damn rights...no cell phone B.S.!

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.
Half of the time.....My "no helmet" bike riding was stopped with my FEET, not my hands.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-box, no video
games at all, 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 or
chat rooms..........
I lived in the first Nintendo era...:D

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
.......And they helped build the forts!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there
were no lawsuits from these accidents.
Luckily wasn't stupid enough to do any of that

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not
live in us forever.
...Only pulled em apart... :(


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 poke out very many eyes.
No BB guns....But the stick and the ball was awesome!


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!
No need to phone, just show up man!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those
who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
T ball was as far as I got ....LMAO!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was
unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
Yeah, thats why I was an angel :D


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?!

Only if they have the rounded ends LOL!
 






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1973 here and that is one of my favorite things ever posted on the intraweb. it is OH so true. The days of izod shirts, coarderoy shorts and feathered hair. Ahhhh....I even had one of those Porsche silver jackets and I remember one day home sick from school when a little channel called MTV first started up, VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Wow they actually had VIDEOS!
 






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VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Wow they actually had VIDEOS!
The Buggels!

That was one of about four videos that Mtv actually had to play. No one thought it would ever make it so no one wanted to make a video yet. They just showed concert footage til everyone jumped on board.
 






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410Fortune said:
I remember one day home sick from school when a little channel called MTV first started up, VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Wow they actually had VIDEOS!

So what was the SECOND video memory man? :p
 






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im 1985 and i fit in with most of that stuff haha
 






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The stuff we did back then, these days would have gotten my entire family and myself in jail. Nothing better than growing up in the middle of nowhere on a 300+ acre farm with every tool, vehicle, and gun imaginable for toys, i learned how to launch a football out of a pipe with acetylene at 8 years old.. People are amazed none of us died when we tell them stories.
 






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