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bradamerry
01-27-2006, 06:34 PM
Kids now days have no idea... ;)


Subject: How did we all survive?
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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?!

milkmania
01-27-2006, 07:04 PM
Brad, do you have Microsoft Word?

there's a neat little feature in there called "find & replace"

you can copy your text into Word, highlight all the text. go to Edit, Find and add this symbol to it > then ou can go to the Replace tab, and use the space bar in there one time.....it'll find and replace all the > symbols with a space, then highlight the text again, hit the left margin button, and whalah! it's fixed & formatted;)


yeah, I'm bored:(

T Scott
01-28-2006, 05:10 PM
Great post Brad. Although only 35, I can relate to most items on the list.

Hoosier Bob
01-28-2006, 05:23 PM
Remember being too scared to tell your parents you got wacked or even hit at school by a teacher for fear they would put you through it all over again? I don't know about you guys but one beating a day was enough! Man, those paddles were a work of art! Stung like a b$@*@! :D