October 13, 2010

We Survived... ..I Miss Growing Up!

I needed a bit of pick me up ..maybe questioning my mortality and morality as well as others of mine and similar generations..so I revived this oldie but Goodie..

No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, we are awesome!!! OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!

To Those of Us Born 1925 - 1970
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have 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, locks on doors or cabinets,

When we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads.

As infants & children, we rode in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires & 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 & not a bottle.

We shared 1 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 OKAY..

We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps & 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 Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 cable channels, no videos, DVDs, surround-sound or CDs, 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 those accidents.
We got spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, & no one called child services to report abuse.

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 & tennis balls, & although we were told it would happen- we did not put out 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 & 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 to 85 years have seen 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 those born

between 1925-1970, 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’re 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 ?

I Miss MY Childhood & getting the chance to GROW UP..

How about YOU?

1 comment:

  1. That about sums it up! Thanks for sharing & surviving to tell the tale....
    Joni =D

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