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You are awesom and a living proof.

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,

WE ARE AWESOME !!!!OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born 1930 - 1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
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 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-base paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, We had baseball caps Not helmets on our heads.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck 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 made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank FLAV- OR- AID made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing.....that's why!
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 them 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 Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,
No surround-sound or CD's,
No cell phones,
No personal computers,
No Internet and no 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 would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.
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. What can kids today do besides push buttons...
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.

'With hurricanes, tornado's, 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?'

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Your are right, we are a lucky generation to grow up in freedom when things were simple. I feel the pain of the youth in this society we are in now. Will they feel lucky at our age? I wonder.

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Amen Bro!
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Last of the Mohegan’s .

I suppose we are the last of the through breed.
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+10 Fasto Don't forget the most dangerous kids recreational vehicle..The "wheeled" version of the FlexiFlyer...Got more broken bones from that, but had a ball...Thanks for the memories

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No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,

WE ARE AWESOME !!!!OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born 1930 - 1979
Woohoo! I made the cut. Born in 1979!
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Tell it like it is Fastoman- I grew up in small town in Montana. It was not unusual to see gun racks in pick up trucks the school parking lot with...guns! I remember when it was hunting season, the principle would ask the students to make sure we had locked our lockers if we were storing our hunting rifles in the lockers. Everybody hunted, so we would just bring them to school to have them for the weekend. I think that by the time I graduated, you had to leave them in the principles office. Freaky huh, but this was absolutely true and absolutely unheard of these days. But that was Montana cattle country back in the 70's...
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Tell it like it is Fastoman- I grew up in small town in Montana. .......... But that was Montana cattle country back in the 70's...
How come we didn't have Foot and Mouth disease those days. Nowadays they go around shouting animals in hundreds because of some disease.
What happen to world that was so nice a place to life.
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Good words Fastoman....but you left out ROCK FIGHTS.
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Good words Fastoman....but you left out ROCK FIGHTS.
We used the rotten apples that fell from the tree at my grandparents
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We use tennis balls and landed up with red marks all over the body. Those were the days...

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Very philosophica, but true. Makes me feel old, but true.

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I remember carrying my " Official James Bond spy briefcase" full of plastic guns and knives on flights with my parents from London to Washington D.C. in the 60's when my folks were government employees......can't imagine what would happen if a kid did that now....times have changed indeed!!!!
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Hmmm, maybe next Versys rally..........
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