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To Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

 
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To Those of You Born 1930 - 1979
To Those of You 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/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-base 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 would ride 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 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 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 Playstations, 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 bird flu and terrorist 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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Re: To Those of You Born 1930 - 1979
Think about it.
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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.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 918568

While I agree with much of your post OP....when were most of today's politicians and lawyers born?

My guess: 1930-1979.

Hmmmm.
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05/23/2010 11:50 AM
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What the fuck happened to us?
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05/23/2010 11:51 AM
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lol

I was born in 1954, and survived a shitload of mad shit!
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05/23/2010 11:52 AM
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Amen brother !
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05/23/2010 11:53 AM
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Good stuff OP! I like it and remember those times. Born in '67. Good times.
"You can't judge a REAL MAN by his looks, height or weight. You can only judge him by the depth of his soul, the content of his character, and the size of his heart." - Me.
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The Pledge of Allegiance should be abolished. Not because the word "God" is in it, but because there is no place for loyalty oaths in a free country. That's the sort of thing communist dictatorships have. Actually, the word "God" not in the original pledge at all; it was added in the 50's during the height of the "red scare." How many Christards understand that?
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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 I agree with much of your post OP....when were most of today's politicians and lawyers born?

My guess: 1930-1979.

Hmmmm.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976618


They were already rich and with all the toys??
Just thinking.
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What the fuck happened to us?
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and why?
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I congratulate my mother and father, they survived white supremacy in the 30's - 70's
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Amen brother !
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I got shot between the eyes by my brother's catapult.

That stang.

Also, I had a metal scaffolding pole dropped onto the crown of my head.

My brother had his hands burnt to fuck in a fire, while we were playing around on the local park.

He's fine, now, though.

Kids can survive pretty much anything, short of death!

lol
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They were already rich and with all the toys??
Just thinking.
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Possibly....and again, I am not knocking your post (I gave it 5 *'s), but I do find it interesting that the same group that grew up without these restrictions would find the need to impose them on others. I've never understood that.
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Amen brother !


I got shot between the eyes by my brother's catapult.

That stang.

Also, I had a metal scaffolding pole dropped onto the crown of my head.

My brother had his hands burnt to fuck in a fire, while we were playing around on the local park.

He's fine, now, though.

Kids can survive pretty much anything, short of death!

lol
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Oh, yes!

A friend of ours had the calf of his leg pierced through and though by an arrow!
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They were already rich and with all the toys??
Just thinking.

Possibly....and again, I am not knocking your post (I gave it 5 *'s), but I do find it interesting that the same group that grew up without these restrictions would find the need to impose them on others. I've never understood that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976618


I agree.
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'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 bird flu and terrorist 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
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 918568



Delete.

Dumb. Fuck your hateful 'God.'
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Amen brother !


I got shot between the eyes by my brother's catapult.

That stang.

Also, I had a metal scaffolding pole dropped onto the crown of my head.

My brother had his hands burnt to fuck in a fire, while we were playing around on the local park.

He's fine, now, though.

Kids can survive pretty much anything, short of death!

lol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 978145


Yep..i built an "airplane" and made my little brother the "test pilot" and managed to cut off one of his fingers.
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Full disclosure: I was born in 1980. You could even count up to around 1981 or 82 in this if you wanted to. I remember a neighbour when I was 11 that had a Nintendo that we all thought was the coolest thing ever, but most of the time growing up, my friends and I were outside building things and getting hurt all the time. Even in high school, no one had a cell phone, and I knew one person with internet access. Imagination was still the most powerful toy you could get.

Believe me, I count myself lucky. I slipped through with a somewhat "normal" childhood right before it all went to hell. Even my younger brother, who was born in 1985, grew up in a VERY different world.
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bsflag Typical revisionist crap.
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Amen brother !


I got shot between the eyes by my brother's catapult.

That stang.

Also, I had a metal scaffolding pole dropped onto the crown of my head.

My brother had his hands burnt to fuck in a fire, while we were playing around on the local park.

He's fine, now, though.

Kids can survive pretty much anything, short of death!

lol


Yep..i built an "airplane" and made my little brother the "test pilot" and managed to cut off one of his fingers.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 918568


1rof1

It's all part of "growing up".

cruise
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Born in 79 grew up on tech, commodore 64, Texas Instruments, nintendo, etc. Im an IT Tech now, but for some reason im still a gun toting redneck as well...go figure
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Born in 79 grew up on tech, commodore 64, Texas Instruments, nintendo, etc. Im an IT Tech now, but for some reason im still a gun toting redneck as well...go figure
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I trust you live in a luxurious "double-wide"?

rofl
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Born in the early 70's and everything said is dead on!! I've done my best to recreate that for my three kids...Hell, every now and then an Ice cream truck goes down the street and by the time my youngest gets outside he has to run down the street to catch it...me too...LOL
Poor people do poor people things, and rich people do rich people things.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

when you rob Paul to give to Peter ... ... ... you will always get Peters support!

:Brieffromnativea:
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I was a child of the 80's and did most of that
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When I was a kid, back in the 1960's, we used to do all kinds of mad shit.

We had a rope-swing off a tall tree, that, if you lost your grip, you would have plunged to your doom!

None of the kids I used to hang with had so much as a broken bone.

We used to build fires, and melt lead, which we poured into moulds, scratched out of the earth.

We made "woomera"-type arrows, from cane stalks, with cardboard fins for stabilisation purposes.

They worked good!
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Born in 79 grew up on tech, commodore 64, Texas Instruments, nintendo, etc. Im an IT Tech now, but for some reason im still a gun toting redneck as well...go figure


I trust you live in a luxurious "double-wide"?

rofl
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 978145


lol, I did at one point, right after i got married when i was 21. Living in a 3 bedroom house with 3 kids now. Not sure what I was thinking. Everyone told me not to get married and what did I do....
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Born in 79 grew up on tech, commodore 64, Texas Instruments, nintendo, etc. Im an IT Tech now, but for some reason im still a gun toting redneck as well...go figure
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 859800

We are in a weird, lost generation, people like us. We are just old enough to be raised (more or less) in the older ways, but young enough to (more or less) embrace the tech culture. I am fiercely conservative politically, refuse to learn how to text message or take pics with my cell phone, but I spend my days doing high-end animation and simulation work on Unix systems while building websites on the side for fun.

Where do people like us even fit into this world? In many ways, we missed both bandwagons by a decent margin (old ways vs new).
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I was born in 1979 and my childhood was very much like "The Wonder Years." I still like to watch that show now and then, brings back so many memories.
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children of the 00's are going to be f'd up adults
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children of the 00's are going to be f'd up adults
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+1

I shudder at the thought.
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The Pledge of Allegiance should be abolished. Not because the word "God" is in it, but because there is no place for loyalty oaths in a free country. That's the sort of thing communist dictatorships have. Actually, the word "God" not in the original pledge at all; it was added in the 50's during the height of the "red scare." How many Christards understand that?
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+1000000000000

In a free world and a free mind, no-one should have to pledge allegiance to anything or anyone.

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