Under age 35? You won't understand

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  1. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Long live days gone by

    Man; isn't this the truth. Sometimes I think because everything is so sanitize or pasteurized along with all the antibiotic pumped into our society that our immune system has taken a break. . What we need ' I think ' to boost our immune system is to drink some ditch water once a week but, I'm weird, RIGHT

    (Under age 35? You won't understand.)

    You could hardly see for all the snow,
    Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
    Pull a chair up to the TV set,
    'Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet.'

    My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same
    cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to
    get food poisoning.

    My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it
    raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in
    a brown paper bag, not in ice-pack coolers, but I can't remember
    getting e.coli.

    Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead
    of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

    The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and
    a pager was the school PA system.

    We all took gym, not PE . and risked permanent injury with a pair of
    high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training
    athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors... I
    can't recall any injuries, but they must have happened because they
    tell us how much safer we are now.

    Flunking gym was not an option, even for stupid kids! I guess PE must
    be much harder than gym.

    Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem,
    and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative
    attention.

    We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health
    system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and
    everything.

    I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was
    allowed to be proud of myself.

    I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station,
    Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

    Oh yeah ... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I
    got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

    We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant
    construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent
    bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting
    like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked. Now it's a trip
    to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of
    antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for
    leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

    We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we
    got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we
    got home.

    I recall a friend from next door coming over and doing his tricks on
    the front step, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that
    she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted
    him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

    To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they
    were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known
    that?

    We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We
    were obviously so duped by s o many societal ills that we didn't even
    notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever
    survive?

    LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA, AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T; SORRY
    FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING.
     
  2. Iablue

    Iablue New Member

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    61 yrs old and did it all as a kid too. If'n I would have known I was going to live this long, I would have taken bette care of myself.:wink:
    Thanks for the post!!
     

  3. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hell Glenn that explains why you are so screwed up man. No Prozac,eating Raw Hamburger,Playing on rock piles,waring them Dangerous high top PF flyer tennie shoes,No X-box or Nintendo.Heck I even bet you went to Woodstock.Didn't Ya ????? LOL :wink: Well I'm in the same boat and all these years I just thought it was the Whiskey that took my brain.Reps your way Brother and God Bless,J.D.
     
  4. bodach

    bodach New Member

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    looking back Im surprised I only broke my arm 4 times but it was fun:big_smile:
     
  5. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Me either! Happy to say I understand and surpass that age requirement by quite a bit. :wink::smile2:
     
  6. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Everything I could agree with however who is David and Chet?
     
  7. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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  8. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

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    Sure brings back alot of memories!
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Gary you probably also don't remember Cronkite. Didn't have any choice back then... I don't see how we got along without Foxnews. :wink:
     
  10. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Yeah man, thats the way it was,,,and we liked it! :cool2:
     
  11. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Yea, that condom machine somebody stole off a bathroom wall and threw in the woods came in mighty handy all those times we tried to dam the creek up.
     
  12. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    I am 33 from south ga and I recall some of those things funny thing to me they say you can go to jail for spanking your kids but hell if they saw my daddy with the belt or peach tree switch they probaly would have fainted:eek:oooh:
     
  13. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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  14. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Couple summers ago we had a town celebration. Lots of folks came back so we go to renew old friendships and talk about the good old days. Growing up in the 50's and 60's was the greatest, but I reckon the 40's was good too. I'm not sure I could stay entertained with play station and X-box. TV was for when there wasn't anything else to do. My aunt about 10-12 years older than me never had TV until sometime in high school, and couldn't imagine why anyone would want to watch that.

    Back in them days folks knew how to fix stuff, and make stuff. Of course it was safe for kids to ride a bicycle anywhere they wanted to go.
     
  15. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    another big difference in the times is i remember most nites my parents not having to lock the door or leaving windows open in the house without worry
     
  16. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Yessir,That was a great time in life. 35 has come and gone from me long ago:wink: Maybe we were tougher back then.:cool2: