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Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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 Kool-aid

>>>>>> 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 or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer!

>>>>>> s, 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.

>>>>>> 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?'

>>>>>>

>>>>>> For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over

>>>>>> us...go ahead and delete this.

>>>>>> For the rest of us...pass this on.
 

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Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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.


Not to be a party pooper, we may have survived these things, but MANY others did not, especially the car seat one. I write tickets for every single car that I pass in which the kids are not buckled up properly. I see your point on some of these things, maybe we as as society are turning into too big of wimps, but I will do everything in my power to make sure that my little girl gets to grow up and raise her kids. If that means locking the cabinets, putting her in a car seat until she's eight (the new law in WA), and preventing her from knocking over the TV, then so be it. We may be wimpier, but we're a hell of a lot smarter.[/quote]
 

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That was great, typically shows what a bunch of pussies we have become...
 

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For part of that list I felt like I was listening to country music song, and then I remembered why .. see if you can listen to "A different world" by Bucky Convington, pretty much the same list in song format.
 

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I was born in 1957 and have seen a lot . The biggest change I have seen is the lack of self respect and love for this great country. God help us all.
 

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Park Popo. This was not intended on saying I will not be having my daughter not put into her car seat, not child proofing our cabinets etc. Was only a relfection for me. My mother sent this to me and brought back so many memories I had to post it.



Anyway, sorry you took this wrong.............I know its kind of harsh.







ParkPopo said:
finalfusion said:
Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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.


Not to be a party pooper, we may have survived these things, but MANY others did not, especially the car seat one. I write tickets for every single car that I pass in which the kids are not buckled up properly. I see your point on some of these things, maybe we as as society are turning into too big of wimps, but I will do everything in my power to make sure that my little girl gets to grow up and raise her kids. If that means locking the cabinets, putting her in a car seat until she's eight (the new law in WA), and preventing her from knocking over the TV, then so be it. We may be wimpier, but we're a hell of a lot smarter.
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I was born in 1957 and have seen a lot . The biggest change I have seen is the lack of self respect and love for this great country. God help us all.
 

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Park Popo. This was not intended on saying I will not be having my daughter not put into her car seat, not child proofing our cabinets etc. Was only a relfection for me. My mother sent this to me and brought back so many memories I had to post it.



Anyway, sorry you took this wrong.............I know its kind of harsh.







ParkPopo said:
finalfusion said:
Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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.


Not to be a party pooper, we may have survived these things, but MANY others did not, especially the car seat one. I write tickets for every single car that I pass in which the kids are not buckled up properly. I see your point on some of these things, maybe we as as society are turning into too big of wimps, but I will do everything in my power to make sure that my little girl gets to grow up and raise her kids. If that means locking the cabinets, putting her in a car seat until she's eight (the new law in WA), and preventing her from knocking over the TV, then so be it. We may be wimpier, but we're a hell of a lot smarter.
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Generally the truth is harsh.. Kids today do not have clue how to deal with problems or conflict resolution.. you can't "fight" as a kid today, you can't "wrestle" for fun as we did, play "Army outside with toy guns?" OMG sacralige you'll permanently rearrange your kids physcie(sp) and they will be serial killers when they grow up.. you can't ride your bike in the nieghborhood or to your freinds house.. Hell how many kids do you know today, honestly now, would even want to venture outside if it's about 80 degrees ?? "it's to hoooot" ...



Society for sure has changed.. a group of us were just dicussing this today at our pistol match.. can't really blame it on the kids..



Personally i think the one biggest thing our kids are missing.. discipline, and with that there is no respect.



None of us turned into crazed serial killers because our parents occasionally smacked us for doing something wrong. Well none that i know of anyway...
or for letting us play with toy guns.. heck my dad bought my brother and i a tripod mounted machine gun as kids.. i have to find that picture.. think it was a Ma-duce replica..




This could be discussed for ages... i was born in 1959.. i happen to agree with Jay also. and everything above that..



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finalfusion said:
Park Popo. This was not intended on saying I will not be having my daughter not put into her car seat, not child proofing our cabinets etc. Was only a relfection for me. My mother sent this to me and brought back so many memories I had to post it.



Anyway, sorry you took this wrong.............I know its kind of harsh.







[quote name='ParkPopo'][quote name='finalfusion']Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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.


Not to be a party pooper, we may have survived these things, but MANY others did not, especially the car seat one. I write tickets for every single car that I pass in which the kids are not buckled up properly. I see your point on some of these things, maybe we as as society are turning into too big of wimps, but I will do everything in my power to make sure that my little girl gets to grow up and raise her kids. If that means locking the cabinets, putting her in a car seat until she's eight (the new law in WA), and preventing her from knocking over the TV, then so be it. We may be wimpier, but we're a hell of a lot smarter.[/quote][/quote]



Naw, I knew what you were getting at. My only point is that as we as a society get more intelligent , we do things differently. I just find the argument "We did that and we turned out fine" irritating. Yeah, I snickered at the lines thinking about stuff I did as a kid. I remember crawling in the back window of my parents Monte Carlo and waving at people. But I was lucky that we were never in an accident. There is a high likelihood that I WOULDN'T be here if we had.



And also to clarify, I do agree with most of the points, just not the ones I highlighted above.



My guess is that every generation that has things better will be called wimps by the previous generation. That's just the nature of things. Our kids will tell their kids that "we didn't have one of THOSE growing up" etc, just like our parents tell us. And I'm also sure that our kids will look back and say "I can't believe our parents didn't _________ (fill in with whatever is the next safety movement)" Good or bad, it's progression. And I do like the song. I heard it tonight, in fact. It's a fun way to think about the past anyway (and thank God that you've made it this far!)
 

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1977 for me and I remember playing outside with toy guns, bb guns, playing baseball, football, basketball with the neighborhood kids.



Now all of the kids would rather play video games then real ones.
 

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LMAO, so very true, sad..............



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1977 for me and I remember playing outside with toy guns, bb guns, playing baseball, football, basketball with the neighborhood kids.



Now all of the kids would rather play video games then real ones.
 

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1969 for me and I couldnt agree more. There are a few things that we as a society do better (car seats and such are prime examples) than before, but MANY that we dont. Our lack of discipline, self respect (replaced with the failed concept of self esteem) are killing us.
 

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Finalfusion, Great Post....brought back lots of memories! 8)



Brought me back my ColecoVision days



 

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Those were the shizz brother.....lmao!! Atari and frogger, space invaders....lmao



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Finalfusion, Great Post....brought back lots of memories! 8)



Brought me back my ColecoVision days



 

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finalfusion said:
Those Born 1930-1979

>>>>>> READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU

>>>>>> DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED

>>>>>>

>>>>>> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930s, 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.


Not to be a party pooper, we may have survived these things, but MANY others did not, especially the car seat one. I write tickets for every single car that I pass in which the kids are not buckled up properly. I see your point on some of these things, maybe we as as society are turning into too big of wimps, but I will do everything in my power to make sure that my little girl gets to grow up and raise her kids. If that means locking the cabinets, putting her in a car seat until she's eight (the new law in WA), and preventing her from knocking over the TV, then so be it. We may be wimpier, but we're a hell of a lot smarter.
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i wish as a citizen there was something i could do about parents who allow their kids to be free in the back seats. If you wanna put your life in harms way fine, but your children don't know any better cot dammit!!!
 
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