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    Prophet Guest

    To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    I know we have a wide range of ages on the site. Just thought this was interesting. I find it disturbing, now that I am a parent that there are so many psychos around that children can't just run loose as much as they use to.

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


    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

    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 hitchhiking.

    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 cupcakes, white bread and real 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 okay.

    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, Nintendos, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 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 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!

    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 TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

    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.

    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?

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    Del Rio Guest

    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    Yes Congratulations,

    We learned from your mistakes.

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    SamDawg84 Guest

    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    that must have sucked not having any games.

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    There weren't any cordless phones & most were dialed instead of push buttons.

    We didn't have 500 channels on TV. If you were fortunate to have cable, you got maybe 16 channels.

    There were no all sports channels!

    There were no microwave ovens.

    There was no FM radio until the 70's. If you wanted FM & you had an older car, you had to buy & FM converter.

    There were no CD players for your car, only 8 tracks & cassette players.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    Man, those where the days...

    I really had fun growing up, and still am..

    I think the best part was, I made some really solid friendships, friends I still have and see on a regular basis today..

    I also like the fact, I'm still making solid friendships today, some of them close by and others far away..

    I can mention 3 names I put in that catagory today...SingerSP, Shockzilla & His lovely Wife, and Caine.........My friends in MN.....

    Life is a grand journey for sure.....


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    Well, atleast they still had the internet and dish on demand!

    ... Right?
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    No,

    We had rabbit ear antennas with aluminum foil wraped on them, to pick up those hard to get stations.....All 3 of them...LMAO


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    No,

    We had rabbit ear antennas with aluminum foil wraped on them, to pick up those hard to get stations.....All 3 of them...LMAO
    And dont forget the requisite UHF stations. I think we got 1 or 2 of those as well. I want to say channel 44 and 63 but who knows.

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    *sigh* Feeling all nostalgic now.....thanks for that, Prophet!!!

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    ou....out...outside??? What is this magical place you speak of??
    ;-)

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