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For kids surviving past decades....

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posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 03:36 PM
1930's 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80'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 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

As children, we would ride in cars with no 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 soda pop with sugar in it, but
we weren't overweight because


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 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!

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


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?!

posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 03:59 PM
You can't do that now a days, even worse is if they aren't home and someone is house sitting and don't know you, thankfully mace is washable, not with water, use saline or whatever the hell that was.

You can't ride a bike, ash hole car drivers consider you 10 points.

You should wear a seat belt, people go faster now then they did and nowadays cars are plastic, not metal. SUre in the past when you had real cars you could hit a deer and have dinner for a week, but today they have plastic cars where if you hit a bug your car explodes and everyone dies anyways due to shards of fiber glass sticking in your neck.

Can't go all day outside, douchebags kidnap you or a priest gets horny and it isn't a sunday.

Blue Cheese is disgusting, why the hell would they be eating it anyways?

I never ate the paint, but I did eat the wallpaper. I am serious, in my old bedroom, there is no wallpaper at about a 3 foot level, higher next to the bed, because I ate it all. Never did sick.

What's a helmet?

WHat's this bottle and water? That's what a sink is for.

Little League was fun, made the team, sucked, but didn't suck as much as others.

No cell phone, need friends for that.

Running is bad for your health, it kills the knees and ankles. Sit ups and bike riding are better.

BB guns? like BB gun war? 2 pump max. No eyes gone.

Of course, I grew up in the 80s, and my mom would have whooped me with a belt if I wanted to sue cause I hurt myself.

Even more funny, kids sue teachers for using red markers, my mom gave my teachers permission to beat me to keep me in line, it worked at home, will work at school. One who was a beast picked me up and slammed me against wall so we could talk eye to eye. He was alot taller then me and since he was the teacher he didn't feel like kneeling down to talk eye to eye, so he made me "taller" to talk eye to eye.

I am only 18, yet I know more, or at least more mature, then alot of the people out there. I mean, you have parents suing because the kid is fat. Suing because the kid got hurt playing football. Hell, I got hurt all the time, it was called growing up. The second time I broke my collar bone was on someone else's property, so according to today I could have sued and won millions, but I didn't, my parents didn't, because it was part of growing up.

posted on Jun, 11 2005 @ 12:51 AM
Gazrock...Nice post! Ima product of the 80s. Class of 1990. I came in at the end. PCs were there, but noone had one and if they did, we were amazed by solitare. It was windows 3.0, I think. The school had 3 macs. In junior high it was worse. We still had commodore64s..

It was a lot more innocent back then. My friends parents and mine all knew each other. If they called my mom bout somethin I did, i got punished. I never heard them say "DOnt tell me how to raise my kids". Parents cared more and were more involved. Alot still are, but not like back then.

Some of my fondest long gone memories.

No security cameras.
No atms

no caller id.

band aids hurt comin off! and they only came in 1 size!!!

music mattered, looks didnt

less cops

older, friendlier cops

Sufficent ID at the license branch could be if the lady knew you

DUI??? Wtf is a "DUI"

When a movie was going to be on TV, it was a HUGE deal. (i remember Jaws)

People "made" dinner. They didnt "heat for 3 minutes, turn and heat 2 more"

Going out to eat was a big deal.

The coolest thing to happen to video games was Ms. Pacman

posted on Jun, 11 2005 @ 08:40 AM
How very true!!!
Kids of today have no idea how much they are missing...

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

hell yeah!!!

Ahh, those were the days!
We had about a billion different games we played and none involved classy toys bought in a store lol
We made everything ourselves out of wood, sticks, old crap lying in the garage, old boxes.... oh man, then all the games that involved running! hahah!! run to hide, run to find, run to get somewhere first, run from the ball...

I grew up in the 80s, btw

posted on Jun, 11 2005 @ 10:06 AM
I really enjoy reading that. It brings back lots of good memories and makes you really appreciate how you grew up.

posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 07:24 PM
Those days rocked, I sure miss them. I wish I can go back in time and live them again. I don't care what people say, the 80's were great.

We use to make up our own games. We use to have nieghbourhood-wide water ballon fights every week.

We use to get badly hurt building go-carts and driving them down a massive hill near where I lived. I miss that numb feeling of the hand-brakes (they were just put in for show) fail and everything goes slow motion as you wait the oncoming collision with the light post. Our parents didn't care and told us to walk it off. We didn't sue the city for putting a light post there.

Most parents (not all) these days are just greedy, money hungry, losers that use their spoiled brat kids for profit.

[edit on 6/15/2005 by GoldEagle]

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