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#1 skylark

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 04:15 AM

REMEMBER WHEN?

If you were born after 1975, this does not apply to you..., so go away!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE.....

30'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.

GROWING UP…we were ‘TOUGH’…not coddled:

Kids of today are wrapped in cotton wool......... Read on.

If you lived as a child in the 50's, 60's or 70's, looking back, it's
hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have...
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As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Our cots were covered with bright-coloured lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cupboards.
When we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We would spend hours building 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 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. No mobile phones.
We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth, and there were no law suits
from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us.
Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to
get over it.

We ate patty cakes, bread and butter, and drank cordial, but we were never
overweight...we were always outside playing.
We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from
this.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games, 65 channels
on pay TV, video tape movies, surround sound, personal mobile phones,
Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms ... we had friends.
We went outside and found them.

*We loved the 'SNOW'...and built 'Snowmen'
Attached File  FALLING_SNOWFLAKE_animated.gif   13.48KB   54 downloads Attached File  snowmandogtrouble.gif   41.51KB   866 downloads

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang
the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves!
Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian - how did we do it?

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and ate worms, and although
we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.
Footy and netball had tryouts and not everyone made the team.

Those who didn't, had to learn to deal with disappointment.....Some students
weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.
Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.
No one to hide behind.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law - imagine that!

Our generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.
The past 50 years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom...unknown today. Early TV, Radio, and Newspapers carried 'Straight reporting'...funny. We knew about 'flying saucers'...until the 'Cover up' began in a later generation.
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We had failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
And you're one of them. Congratulations!
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Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
**We weren't 'Brainwashed America': CLICK ON

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before lawyers and government regulated our lives.......for our own good ? 

 

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**NO ONE OF OUR GENERATION...WOULD MIND ONE BIT....IF A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR THERE WAS
'AN OPEN SEASON'...ON LAWYERS AND POLITICIANS :)



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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

I grew up in the late 60's & 70's and enjoyed every minute of every day. Wind, snow or blow we were playing in the street's in our thread bare jean's and jacket's that was passed down from older brother's.
You couldn't do that now, you would be picked on if your clothing wasn't designer.

Our parent's was lucky if they saw us for ten minute's during the day, and that was only because your tummy was rumbling for something to eat. I can taste it now, cheese 'n' pickle sandwiche's and a chocolate buscuit.

Like you said, sweeps. No game's console's, cable tv or mobile phone's, just your imagination and enthusiasm to make your own fun.

Sweep's, Your post's are so thought-provoking.

Edited by skylark, 22 October 2006 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:45 PM

REMEMBER WHEN?


If you were born after 1980, this does not apply to you..., so go away!



TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE.....

30'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.


GROWING UP…we were ‘TOUGH’…not coddled:

Kids of today are wrapped in cotton wool......... Read on.

If you lived as a child in the 50's, 60's or 70's, looking back, it's
hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have...
Attached File  Old_couple_dancing_good_time.gif   6.91KB   881 downloads

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Our cots were covered with bright-coloured lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cupboards.
When we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We would spend hours building 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 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. No mobile phones.
We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth, and there were no law suits
from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us.
Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to
get over it.

We ate patty cakes, bread and butter, and drank cordial, but we were never
overweight...we were always outside playing.
We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from
this.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games, 65 channels
on pay TV, video tape movies, surround sound, personal mobile phones,
Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms ... we had friends.
We went outside and found them.

*We loved the 'SNOW'...and built 'Snowmen'
Attached File  FALLING_SNOWFLAKE_animated.gif   13.48KB   54 downloads Attached File  snowmandogtrouble.gif   41.51KB   866 downloads

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang
the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves!
Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian - how did we do it?

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and ate worms, and although
we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.
Footy and netball had tryouts and not everyone made the team.

Those who didn't, had to learn to deal with disappointment.....Some students
weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade.
Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.
No one to hide behind.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law - imagine that!

Our generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.
The past 50 years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom...unknown today. Early TV, Radio, and Newspapers carried 'Straight reporting'...funny. We knew about 'flying saucers'...until the 'Cover up' began in a later generation.
Attached File  UFO_shadow_on_ground_gliding_by_animated.gif   64.34KB   890 downloads Attached File  UFO_darting_about_animated.gif   9KB   918 downloads
Attached File  UFO_SAUCER_IN_SKY_2.jpg   95.53KB   931 downloads

We had failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
And you're one of them. Congratulations!
Attached File  Happy_people_dancing_in_line.gif   16.95KB   900 downloads

Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
**We weren't 'Brainwahed America':
Attached File  Brainwashed_America_good_animation.gif   25.14KB   897 downloads

before lawyers and government regulated our lives.......for our own good ? [/b


Attached File  Stop_the_Madness_cartoon_animated.gif   9.59KB   58 downloads
**NO ONE OF OUR GENERATION...WOULD MIND ONE BIT....IF A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR THERE WAS
'AN OPEN SEASON'...ON LAWYERS AND POLITICIANS :)


[b]*Check it out folks...before 'Big Brother'...and the 'Cover up'...or Global corporate Fascism/'S'