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Username: the_jester

Post Number: 24
Registered: 2-2010
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post


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


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 a ctually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, and real butter.

We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.

And, we weren't overweight.


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-s ound or CD's,

No cell phones,

No personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.


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


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?

Senior Member
Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 994
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 2:53 pm:   Edit Post

Funny, and accurate : )
One question; is blue cheese dangerous or just the concoction that was titled 'dressing'?
Username: mike13

Post Number: 73
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 8:21 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds just like my childhood!!!! the good old days
Intermediate Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 164
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 07, 2010 - 8:51 pm:   Edit Post

In the 60's we were supplied with a small bottle
of milk for morning recess.
It was delivered early in the morning and 'brewed' nicely in the sun.
At 10:30 all the kids would down their milk/cream.
Not one child was lactose intolerant.
Go figure!

Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 664
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 4:48 am:   Edit Post

thats me all the way those were the best days!!!.........(i'll be 50 next year)
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1540
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, February 08, 2010 - 6:16 am:   Edit Post

I never ate any worms or mud pies but most of it sounds familiar

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