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

    How old am I?

    I was born before:

    ' television

    ' penicillin

    ' polio shots

    ' frozen foods

    ' Xerox

    ' contact lenses

    ' Frisbees and

    ' the pill

    There were no:

    ' credit cards

    ' laser beams or

    ' ball-point pens

    Man had not invented:

    ' pantyhose

    ' air conditioners

    ' dishwashers

    ' clothes dryers

    ' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

    ' man hadn't yet walked on the moon


    Couples were got married first, . . . and then lived together.

    Every family had a father and a mother.

    Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
    And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, "Sir."

    We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

    Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

    We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

    Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

    We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

    Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

    Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.

    Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.

    We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

    We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.

    And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

    If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.

    The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.

    Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.

    We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

    Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

    And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

    You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
    Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

    In my day:

    ' "grass" was mowed,

    ' "coke" was a cold drink,

    ' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

    ' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.

    ' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,

    ' " chip" meant a piece of wood,

    ' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

    ' "software" wasn't even a word.

    And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you think I am?

    I am only 59 years old!

    Born: 1947

    "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

    A very self-important college freshman at a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was
    impossible for the older generation to understand his own.

    "You grew up in a different, actually almost primitive, world," the student said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear.

    "We young people today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars...We even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with lightspeed processing
    ....and uh.."

    Taking advantage of a pause for breath in the student's litany, the "wizened" one said, "You're right, Son.

    We didn't have those things when we were young........so we invented them...... you arrogant little fuck!!

    Now......what are you doing for the next generation?"

    I love senior citizens!!!

    "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

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    SKITCHING?......

    I can't believe you guys did that also.....

    I got up to like 60 mph once, till my big Jiggle But hit a speed bump, and all hell brock lose.... :roll:
    LMAO, wow, I think the fastest I ever got going was ~30-40 and I hit a 'dry' spot in the road and did a pretty serious face-plant. Was a lot of fun though.

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

    Yester me, yester you, yesterday.
    What happened too, the world we knew?
    When we would dream'n, schem'n and while the time away.
    Yester me, yester you, yesterday.

    Where did it go? that yester glow?
    When we could feel the wheel of life turn our way.
    Yester me, yester you, yesterday.

    I had a dream, so did you.
    Life was warm and love was true.
    Two kids who followed all the rules.
    Yester fools and now.
    Now it seems, those yester dreams
    Were just a cruel and foolish game we used to play.
    Yester me, yester you, yesterday

    When I recall what we had,
    I feel lost, I feel sad.
    With nothing but the memory of, yester love and now.
    Now it seems, those yester dreams.
    Were just a cruel and foolish game we had to play.


    Yester me, yester you, yesterday.
    Yester me, yester you, yesterday.
    Sing with me.
    Yester me, yester you, yesterday
    One more time...

    -Mr. Stevie Wonder

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

    He's a musical genius!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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

    Ok, I was born in 1977. Grew up on a small dairy farm outside of New Ulm, MN. We had a TV, but we never watched it cuz we were outside playin. We (my sister and I) were fortunate to have our 2 cousins living on the farm with us in the other house, yes we had 2 houses on the farm. I miss those days sometimes. Things were so much simpler then. Oh well.

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

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    He's a musical genius!
    Tru Dat!!

    I am all over the music map today.
    Listened to Stevie, Zepplin,Dean-o, Scorpions.
    And I am drinking coffee like it is water.
    I am all buzzed up!!!

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    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    He's a musical genius!
    Tru Dat!!

    I am all over the music map today.
    Listened to Stevie, Zepplin,Dean-o, Scorpions.
    And I am drinking coffee like it is water.
    I am all buzzed up!!!
    The Zoo!!! Yeah!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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

    "Prophet" wrote:
    "VikingNed" wrote:
    SKITCHING?......

    I can't believe you guys did that also.....

    I got up to like 60 mph once, till my big Jiggle But hit a speed bump, and all hell brock lose.... :roll:
    LMAO, wow, I think the fastest I ever got going was ~30-40 and I hit a 'dry' spot in the road and did a pretty serious face-plant. Was a lot of fun though.
    Same here prophet, but instead of a face plant I just kept rolling head first for like what seemed forever. I never got hurt however.

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

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