Under age 35? You won't understand

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Catmanblues, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Posted on another thread but if you missed it an can remember these thing reps to us.

    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.'---Huntley-Brinkley_Report

    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 so 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.
     
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  2. kyelkhunter3006

    kyelkhunter3006 New Member

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    I'm not 35, only 33...

    But all I can say is AMEN!!!

    I can remember life just like that when I was a kid.

    Lord, I miss it.
     

  3. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    I am almost 28 and it sounds like the times I grew up in. But I grew up in the country of Maine. My town was a huge, but we still only had 800 people in it. But I guess we were just behind the times. When I joined the service and left Maine I was amazed at all the other things the US had to offer. The first time I visited Nashville TN, I went plum crazy. But now I just miss the simple life.
     
  4. trctrdr

    trctrdr New Member

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  5. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Welcome aboard the BOC Mark.
     
  6. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    amen brother :wink::wink::wink: few more yrs and i will over the hill
     
  7. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    I am 43. I remember those times very well. I miss those times. I probably mention something along those lines just about every day.

    The kids today have gone through the wussification of America.

    I might have missed it, but I didn't recall seeing one of my favorite old memories. My grandmother, who lived in Kentucky til she was 93 years old, cooked her food every day...using LARD! I miss that stuff so much. Food never tasted better, than when it's cooked in lard. :big_smile:
     
  8. trctrdr

    trctrdr New Member

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    I'm 61, can't figure out how we survived our childhood without a bicycle helmet. There were a good number of kids in the naborhood that rode bikes up and down that old tar and gravel road every day. I do remember a few scrapes and bruises but never remember anyone going to the hospital with a head injury,,,,,,Hmmm
     
  9. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Amen Brother, Very good read !!!
     
  10. Colsrob

    Colsrob Active Member

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    Tar and gravel are softer than concrete and blacktop.:smile2:
     
  11. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Nope We just had harder heads:smile2::smile2:

    One more to add to the list

    The radio was used to check weather and farm report, Then the grownup would laugh when both were wrong.
     
  12. rasmotherman

    rasmotherman New Member

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    here in rural ohio not much of that has changed, which is why i moved back here
     
  13. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Im 31 and remember and did alot that stuff. Not all of it but alot.:eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  14. bigkane

    bigkane New Member

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    Sounds like my childhood for sure, boy have things changed.
     
  15. bone3160

    bone3160 New Member

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    Watching Hee Haw on sat.night.lol My mama would lock us outside to keep us from running in and out of the house.lolBack then the worst thing that might happen is you get in a little fight.Now you get shot and dead.not lol.
     
  16. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    awww yes, the good ole days. And how about the obesity factor, I dont remember there being alot of Fat people.:eek:oooh:
     
  17. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    How about this one. Your mom bought you one of those toy paddles with the ball on the string, so when it broke, she could use it to beat your ass with..LOL
     
  18. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    Good one Matt, I can remember grandma makin us go find our own whoopin stick, I would bring back the limbest stick i could find :wink:
     
  19. vietnmvetr

    vietnmvetr New Member

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    couldn't have said it any better than you did Matt, I remember the good ole days. Times sure have changed and we haven't seen any thing yet. Obamacare!
     
  20. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i remember those days very well especialy the willow switch wrapped around my legs dam now that stung like hell made me dance plus the ol man hand up side the head
     
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