Sunday, December 06, 2009

TO ALL KIDS WHO SURVIVED 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's

Thanks to Chad in North Dakota for sending me this!
Here's to US!!!!
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!!!
To Those of Us Born 1930 - 1979
At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno..
If you don't read anything else, please read what he said.
Very well stated, Mr... Leno.
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/ordrank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a canand didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummiesin baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints..
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks ondoors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no carseats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, baldtires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day wasalways 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 bottleand no one actually died from this. We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. Wedrank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren'toverweight..
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as longas 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 them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running intothe bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. Therewere no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no videomovies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth andthere were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, pingpong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would callchild services to report abuse.
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 gameswith sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told itwould happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked onthe 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 wasunheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation andnew ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and welearned how to deal with it all. If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had theluck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and thegovernment regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house withscissors, doesn't it ? ~
The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country fromone end to another, and with the threat of N1H1 flu andterrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...
go ahead and delete this....
For the rest of us...pass this on.


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