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The good old days!!!!! LOL..

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by kat731, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. kat731
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    Got sent this yesterday, prob coz i fit the age group! Kat :eek:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
    1940'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, tuna from a tin, and didn't
    get tested for diabetes.


    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured
    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 van - loose - was always great fun.

    We drank water from the garden hosepipe 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 cakes, white bread and real butter and drank 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 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell
    phones, no text messaging, 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 played with worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not
    live in us forever.

    Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it
    would happen, we did not poke out any eyes.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang
    the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Local teams 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?!


    PS -The BIG type is because your eyes are shot at your age
     
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  2. Stoney

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    Surely it's the people from this age category that have grown up and got into power and turned the country into the nanny state that it is?

    So why did you change things if they were so good when you were a kid? :twisted:
     
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  3. twizzle

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    God how true that is!!

    I can remeber doin most of that and i'm still alive today, fat. bald. pale and happy!

    My kids are growing up ina world where it feels unsafe if thier out of my sight for more than 2 minutes, schools have so many rules and regulations that they wont even let the kids in 5 mins early as they aren't insured, and dont even mention diets food and what not to eat!! If i listened to half of that my kids would die of starvation!
     
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  4. kat731
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    God... its just for laughs!!!:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Stoney

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    Kat: Sorry, that wasn't suposed to come out like it reads! Was a bit of dry humour in there somewhere. :biggrin
     
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  6. kat731
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    Thats ok Stoney, i see what ya saying. :D
     
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