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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO…….

Posted by cotojo on June 8, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’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 tin, and didn’t get tested for
diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots 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 hitchhiking .

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or
air bags.

Riding in the back of a van – loose – was always great fun.

We drank water from the garden hosepipe 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 cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop
with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

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 text
messaging, 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 played with worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the
worms did not live in us forever.

Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we
were told it would happen, we did not poke out any eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on
the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Local teams 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

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 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?!

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4 Responses to “CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO…….”

  1. cotojo said

    Thanks lilyruth, it’s true the governments should leave well alone and stop interfering as much as they do.
    Share it by all means my friend, there will be more in the future.
    Take care
    cotojo

  2. lilyruth said

    THis is so true in those days there was no way yu could kep a kid inside the house all day, now you cannot get thm out they are glued to their playstations getting fat or in front of the t.v watching cops kill robbers. THe government should have left well enough alone. Listen you said yu did not mind if we shared this with others well Im going to take it and post it at lilyruths thisandthat and share it with the folks that visit me thre I know they will like it and thanks for sharing if yu have anything else you wish to share let me know. your friend for real lilyruth

  3. cotojo said

    Quite agree with you Andrew, indeed ‘Those were the days’. How times have changed and not necessarily for the better either. Sometimes the clock needs to be turned back a little.
    Have a great day.
    Regards
    cotojo

  4. Andrew said

    As Edith and Archie Bunker sang “Those were the days”!.
    Please don’t forget, doing your chores ,respecting your elders and if you wanted something,you had to earn the money to buy it!.
    Regards,
    Andrew

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