reply to post by SpaceJockey1
Only Read this if you were born in the 1850s!!!
Even though all the shops closed at sundown and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death!
We used to pay a penny for one lick of ice cream, that the whole town used and people actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and throw them at collored people because it was fun and the police encouraged it.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter,milk from the cow,and drank alcohol, but we weren't overweight because......
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and work or go to school, as long as we were back when the streetlighter came by it was fine.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O..K.
We did not have cars, planes , hate-crimes, women's suffrage, TV ,phones,
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them as long as they were not dying or crippled by polio!
We got TB, Polio, and lost many of out teeth. Our fathers would die in industrial accidents that could have been easily avoided and there were no
Only hookers showed knees!
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt because daddy would drink and hit mommy till so she could not cook.
The doctor would encourage women to smoke and drink through pregnancy.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time....
We were given guns and told to shoot colored people.
We walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or just yelled for them!
Mum couldn't to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we were poor and only hookers had to work!
Everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team or you were queer. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
Getting into the team was based on being AMERICAN
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we were even looking at the colored side of
the class or were not loving jesus.
We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid one room class that housed the entire school.
Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road so long as he was not black or jewish.
Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla', we had good christian names.
white men freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
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
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
I know that I certainly miss those good ole days in which I grew up in!
edit on 3-2-2012 by JoshF because: (no reason given)