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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
....and for your information you whippersnappers, I am one according to the poll! ...and no offense to the Generation X, Generation Next, or Generations to be born....


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
carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were 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

As children, we would ride in cars with no 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 twinkies, bread and butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it,
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 9 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no
cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes,
nor did the worms live in us forever.

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!

This generation has 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

And 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 our lives for our
own good.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
post #2 of 20
My adolesence was in the late 70's and early 80's and so much of that is true. Got my scissors in hand now.
post #3 of 20
LOL, all very true E!
post #4 of 20
Well I was born in 76 so I can relate however I don't think we got really lawsuit happy until the 90s.

And I really miss riding around in the back of the truck on a warm day, that was the best.
post #5 of 20
Oh the good old days But they are true!!
post #6 of 20
i'm one, too!
post #7 of 20
Count me in !
post #8 of 20
me too, although i got to experience it in my childhood, by the time i hit the teen i had internet But still, looking back now if it wenrent for the internet we would have no TCS :P
post #9 of 20
BUt i am scared to think for the future
post #10 of 20
Yup, me too! A child basically of the 50s and I remember it all.
post #11 of 20
I love that! I am a 1958 model myself.
Does anyone know who wrote that? I heard it on the G. Gordon Liddy radio show with Art Linkletter as a guest, but don't remember if it was credited to him or not.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
I have no idea. It was sent to me this morning by a close friend, so I did not know who to give credit to-- certainly not myself! LOL!
post #13 of 20
I agree; I have seen that before.
post #14 of 20
I remember when you could get soft serve cones, sundaes and banana splits from the ice cream truck. Now they just sell the same stuff kids can get at the store. I remember when gasoline was 26 cents per gallon. If there had been internet and cable when I was a kid, we wouldn't have been able to afford it anyway (we didn't even have a color TV and this was in the 70's). I remember when those monstrosities known as credit bureaus didn't exist and car insurance premiums were based on driving records, not credit scores.

Originally Posted by sashacat421
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
After I run with scissors, I'm going to pet some strange dogs and cross the street without looking both ways.
post #15 of 20
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
LOL, all very true E!
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post #18 of 20
Wow E!

I read the title of the thread and thought, "Geez, who pi$$ed in her corn flakes this morning?"

That was too funny and I'm glad you're in a good mood!!!
post #19 of 20
I grew up in the 70's & most of that applies to me, too- plus some!
I had such a blast.
post #20 of 20
Originally Posted by rosiemac
Oh the good old days But they are true!!
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