Born before 1970

Born before 1970

PostBy: theo On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:34 pm

Those of You Born
Before 1970

At the end of this Email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.

If you don't read anything else, please read his words.
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/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies

in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we rode in cars with no car seats,
no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires

and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon..
We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar
and, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
As long as we were back when the street lights 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 them 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 Play Stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.
There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies 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
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
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
was unheard 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 and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and

we learned how to deal with it all.

If 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 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
with scissors, 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 from one end to another,
and with the threat of swine flu and terrorist attacks,
Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the
Pledge of Allegiance?'
theo
 
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:29 pm

I love this. I always get a chuckle when I look back and wonder how I made it. :D
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:55 pm

So true, what a difference growing up latter.

Other than a little bit of Drain Bamage...I turned out just fine. :what:
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:50 pm

That's just an indicator of how pussified the nation has become these days ... and for no good reason - we're all proof of that!!
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:18 am

SMITTY wrote:That's just an indicator of how pussified the nation has become these days ... and for no good reason - we're all proof of that!!


Too much media coverage of dumbasses and stories that are being blown way the hell out of proportion. If thiers no big gloom and doom how will they make stories....But i guess there is a shitload of lazy ass pieces of garbage suckin off the system. My 8 ½ month pregnant wife wont even dare touch the wheelchairs or motorized scooters at SAM's when we go out because she states "I will not be on the same level as the lazy pieces of *censored* who need to be walking. :shock: " Too bad the very things we create to help one and another is butchered all to hell.
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:49 am

Not to forget I would venture to think that the greater majority of us are products of the public school systems (sadly even the religious systems have been somewhat degraded) & we made it out being able to communicate in a common language, have manners & common sense. Perhaps being spanked (both at home & in school & in my case even some neighbors) taught us the common sense what not to do, if a neighbor caught me doing something I just prayed they wouldn't call my parents on the party line & the one phone attached to a wire in the whole house. We not only had GOD in the P.of A. we also said a morning prayer before the start of our school day & then the teachers (who were allowed to touch or worse yet embarrass you) knew what they were to teach & it was pretty much up to them as to how to get it through our thick sculls, OK it didn't work with all but at least the vast majority. ;)
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: theo On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:07 am

Every morning weather permiting the teacher would take the whole class outside to the flagpole and have us say the Pledge of Allegiance as the flag was being raised by one of us,,,,, this went on from grade 1 to 6 at a elemantry school I went to :up:
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: theo On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:13 am

Come to think about it,,, what would happen to a teacher nowadays if he or she would do the same? :(
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:21 am

They still say the pledge of allegiance at my kids school every morning. The one thing that occurs to me is that the generation that we're talking about is the same generation that is raising the current generation we're complaining about. Its not something someone else is doing to us. all who complain about the pussification of America and talk about the lack of God in our lives, ought remember the verse " and the MEEK shall inherit the earth" ...not being critical here, just thinking out loud in the interest of a civil discussion. :)

Waldo
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:03 pm

theo wrote:Every morning weather permiting the teacher would take the whole class outside to the flagpole and have us say the Pledge of Allegiance as the flag was being raised by one of us,,,,, this went on from grade 1 to 6 at a elemantry school I went to :up:



I remember everyone would volunteer to do it. They also taught us how to handle and fold the flag. They also reminded us what an honer it was to be an American and we were to be proud of it one nation under God. :up:
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: Den034071 On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:47 pm

I was at a school bus stop mother in car waiting for 16 year old to get off .I was in my truck kid got in moms car .Get this she drove to a house 3 doors away an kid went in to there house .What are we raising .Im from 1960s catholic school coal town near Hazleton Pa .We walked to an from school rain snow 1 mile approx .k jack from Coaldale Pa
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:43 pm

that list brought back a flood of memories that are so true... good times :lol:
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:27 am

Den034071 wrote:.We walked to an from school rain snow 1 mile approx .k jack from Coaldale Pa


Yeh, and it was uphill both ways! toothy
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: fifthg On: Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:55 am

Theo,what you wrote is more impressive than Jay's quote.
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Re: Born before 1970

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:31 pm

Pretty sure the title can be changed to add the 1980's too.

The hell? I was born in '77 and everything that was mentioned in that poem I experienced as a kid in the 80's. You wanna know when the problems REALLY started? The 1990's. Those kids are a bunch of whiny little bitches and forget about the ones born in the past 10 years, they're doomed. At least the cry babies from the 90's might have a chance, those born in the 00's won't survive.
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