Congratulations

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by akwolf41, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. akwolf41

    akwolf41 Master Instigator of the BOC!

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    I got this from ShilohRed. Its Great

    Enjoy:

    Gene
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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 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 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 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 yelled for 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?!



    LOL;

    Gene
     
  2. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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    aint that the truth, thanks for the post
     

  3. Even though I was born in 1980 I was brought up similar to this. Being raised on a farm brings whole new perspective to life. Good thing I dont need glasses to read that yet!! Great post!!
     
  4. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Here is a big hi five for that one buddy.
     
  5. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Man that hits the nail on the head! Oh what a great post here's reps to ya!--------------------Pk powell:lol:
     
  6. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Great post.

    Man, I could read that from all the way across the room so I'm sure that DH will be able to read it without his glasses!!!
     
  7. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Man, that brought back alot of memories...
     
  8. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    That is the truth, and damn what a flash back!!
     
  9. minnies_moocher

    minnies_moocher New Member

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    That sure took me back. I glad some of it is over.:wink:
     
  10. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    Nice post,brought back some good memories as well as bad ones.
     
  11. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    *high fives* to all of you that also made it through those years.

    IMHO Life might have been harder then, but we came out better because if it.
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