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southernbelle47
January 15th, 2007, 07:59 AM
Does ANYBODY have anything to share here?

:h Nancy

Lotus
January 15th, 2007, 08:29 AM
Hi SouthernBelle47,

Got this e-mailed to me this morning.......

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

1920's, 30'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 coloured, lead-based paints.

We had no child-proof 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.

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 cakes, white bread and real butter and drank 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 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!

Football teams had trials 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?!

Lotus
January 15th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Is there anything you would like to chat about SouthernBelle47?

southernbelle47
January 15th, 2007, 11:23 AM
That's a good one Mandy.
Thanks for sharing.

I just like to know that your here reading. I also like to read someone else's thoughts and ideas on what they believe.

:l Nancy

Accountable for Me
January 15th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Mandy, that was awesome and so very true. It is AMAZING how times changed. I think I am going to log out for a little bit and run through the house with my scissors - for old times sake. Thanks so much!!

Popeye
January 15th, 2007, 12:45 PM
That is just so true Mandy.
I am in an almost constant state of disbelief at the state the world has got into. It's maybe an age thing, but I don't think so.
Nancy. Thanks for giving us a kcik up the bum.

southernbelle47
January 15th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Thanks Paulb, Accountable and Mandy!
I was going to title this thread sex............to get attention but I think someone already did that on general!

I think the answer is right smack in the middle of your post, Mandy.
"WE WERE ALWAYS outside playing"...

Now kids sit in front of the tv or play vidieo games.

Tomorrow is my grandson's 9th birthday. I have sworn off buying that kind of stuff for all my grandkids. We will have a wild game dinner...his choice.....and go watch his brother play a basketball game. His gift will be a family around him, some cash and lots of huggs! Got to get them all in as he will soon be too grownup for that!;)

:h Nancy