Those Born 1930-1979

Canada
June 25, 2007 8:19pm CST
Read this have a laugh and think how life has changed (cut and pastred from my email) Just incase the mylot police are around LOL READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE 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, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up 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 and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, 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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or 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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@Stiletto (4584)
26 Jun 07
I've seen this before and it's all so true. I feel sorry for kids nowadays - they have such a dull time of it and very little fun. Sometimes I wonder about what kind of adults these children will grow up to be. The thing that gets me though is that their parents were growing up during that period so they should know what their kids are missing out on!
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Yup i can say mine have doen 90% of that list and then some and they had a great childhood. I guess every generation wants it easier and better for there children.
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• United States
3 Jul 07
Erm, this isn't entirely true. There are pockets of those long ago days, where tacky rules and kids run and play. There are a lot of R.V. parks were the kids play outside and there's always dirt flying...there's no money for the junk.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Jun 07
LOL - I fall into that age group :) I've actually seen this before and it is great - people really need to look at what they are doing with and in their lives.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
yup otherwise they are gonna miss all the fun that is out there still swimming in the ocean out till it is over your head now lucky if you can find a beach that does nto have floats making the end fo swimming area.
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@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 07
All is true. I was born in that era. It is an eye opener for the younger generations. The world has changed so much that most of those are totally obsolete now. What will happen in the next 10 years? Guess? Maybe there will be human migrating to another planet! The world we are in now has too many distructions.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Too many an dkids today need to be entertained and are not able to entertain themselves.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
this is all true LOL i kid my mom all the time that a lot of the parenting we had would probably get them arrested nowadays.she just makes a face at me LOL she used to seatbelt me and my brother together-in the front seat of the car..that's got to be a no-no.
• Canada
26 Jun 07
LOL mine use to let us ride on the ledge by the back window or if we were in a pick up on the wheel wells hell mine will nto even get into a car wihtout putting on a belt. Tiems sure do change.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
we got to ride in back if he had the shell on the truck..but not when it was open. i wouldn't have trusted dad on the wheel well-he drove too fast LOL
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
yup the things we did and survivied but all the great memories we have
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Huggie Bear,I think this is the best discussion you ever did,lol! I love it!It's so true!I would love my little neice to read this,lol
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Thanks jsut wish i had thought of them rather than shared them. But time sure have changed.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
tell me about it,lol!
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
the post pretty much nailed it all except for playin cops adn robbers or cowboy's and indians lol
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@mummymo (23707)
1 Jul 07
Yep all those things are true and more! Kids today would be horrified facing some of these so called 'hardships'! They were good times and I know I had some great fun and learned a lot of lessons back then! I just wish my kids could share these experiences! xxx
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• Canada
2 Jul 07
I let mine experience some of them liek riding in the back of a truck and such but they cannot fathom drinking from the garden hose go figuire.
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@nuttmeg (441)
• United States
27 Jun 07
This is so true haha. I love this and it definitely hits home. Even just the other day, I was visiting my mother and noticing the kids in the park with their cell phones. Granted, the bikes aren't anything new, but I can't help but think of how much different things are these days. Aside from hanging out at the park, you don't see kids building forts where I live (snow or tree or otherwise), or all the creativity that was involved in just playing back in the day. Scary thought...where that all may lead one day. Thanks for posting!
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• Canada
27 Jun 07
I think we are raising a generation of people who will need to be entertained adn kept busy somehow and they will not know how .
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• United States
27 Jun 07
and with all the stuff the modern kids have today..the lament comes from them during June-July-August..Ma I am bored..there is nothing to do....wah wah wah
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• Canada
27 Jun 07
that when i woudl start handin gout chore like clean your room, sweep the driveway, cut the grass, do your laundry, etc soon they are no longer bored.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
27 Jun 07
OH them were the days. Nothing to worry about but playing and having fun and being kids. Thanks for the trip. Hugs!
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• Canada
27 Jun 07
yup they were biggest worry was if mom had ice cream at hoem when u got there.
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@dbeast (1498)
• India
26 Jun 07
wow that was really nice.though we indeed missed out a way lot of things that you guys would have done eacch generation has a different way to go about and tell the next generation.though as you may say that this is a spoiled generation there are certain pros in it too but i definitely find your time better and more fun anytime,anyday.it is a really boring life nowadays.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
I htink peopel are too busy working or trying not to offend they have forgotten how to have fun.
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@katkat3 (426)
26 Jun 07
These are sooooo true. Kids aren't allowed to do anything these days it's just ridiculous!
• Canada
26 Jun 07
Yup you can let them just also let them know it may hurt. I always let mine have fun and enjoy themselves so far no broken bone are missing apendages so all is great.
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
26 Jun 07
This is really good. I especially like the part about no play stations or computers. it is so hard to get kids to go outside now a days and just play with friends. It is like everyone is glued to computers and games they do not go out in the fresh air. I also remember when I was younger there were not a lot of things that were child proof like they are today. This is all so true there is no risk in any thing any more.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
That is true and school promote everyoen wins and no one looses what is that.
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@avonrep1 (1862)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I think I did almost everything, that is in this. Except what you said about the Pledge of Allegiance. Under god wasn't added until 1952 and it should in my opinion be removed. Sepration from Church and State, is how out forefathers wanted things to be. I'm sure President Washington is rolling in his grave over the fact his picture is one money. He never wanted any presidents face on any money. And refused it when it was suggested in his time. Look at our old money. You won't find "In God We Trust" on any of it anywhere, until they changed our money to have Presidents on it. I think that all of it should be changed back. So our pledge to this nation is a pledge to the nation, not to a God that some of us don't believe in. Our money should be too. This country was founded on the freedom of religion. I think that faith is a good thing to have, but this country was founded on that people have different faiths. This was once a great country, it still is, but less than what it once was.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Every now and then you have to step back to see what you have and what you have lost to realise how great you had it and one day it will be all that much better.
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@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Its like too much precautions lots of accidents, too many inventions heaps of destructions. So lucky are we who experienced the simplicity of the world. (,")
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Yup or we are the reasons they made so many inventions. lol
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@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
26 Jun 07
This is the war cry against the Safety Police! Safety is important, but we've turned it into a false religion.
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
Yup preople need to let peopel be people other wise the darwin theroy will not work properly. lol
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@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Okay so I just barely made it into this group. I was born in 1979! But this all rings so true. I read it to my mom and we both just kind of chuckled about the fact that things have changed so much in the past 50 years. Just imagine what it will be like in another 50 years?
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
On ecan only guess it figiure it is nto too far away that we will only need one device the size of an ipod to do everything.
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Loved it !!!! I miss those days, my kids think they have it all but we had the best! How I miss those simpler days !
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• Canada
26 Jun 07
yup mine were shocked the first time they seem me drink form the garden hose
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@deepuu (30)
• India
26 Jun 07
sorry i am of this list from 1930-1979.. tell me above 1979...
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@nandhinir (154)
• India
26 Jun 07
I am not into this group of years..1981.But I feel the reality of change..Just imagining how the future generations will be....:-)
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Hey HB22, I read this one before & it's nice to view again-it's a wonderful reminder of a lovely past & possibly give some hope for the future if young ppl read it. +'s 2 U :D
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