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How did we ever survive those days

Discussion in 'OGF Comedy Corner' started by DaleM, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    TO THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 40'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 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 airbags.

    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, bread and 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 street lights 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 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although

    we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did

    the worms live in us forever.

    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 whodidn'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 ourlives for our own good.

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