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Were you a child before the 60's came ?


TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1920's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60'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.

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 child proof 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 infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We d rank 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 Kool-aid made with sugar, 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 OK.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ridedown 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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chatrooms.......

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 birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not poke 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!

These generations have 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!


If 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 so much of our lives for our own good .

While you are 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?!
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Born 1958....so instead of "surviving" it.....maybe that is what is wrong with me! emoticon

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Born 1946 and Ive had a few cracks round the head by my dad but it did'nt do me any harm infact I would say it was a good thing.I dont remember eating worms but I do remember playing in the street all day and those were the good old days. emoticon

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Born in 1955.......I remember most of those.... emoticon

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Born in 1948 myself. Had my son's back in the 70's and 80's. Like this though. Cool !!!!

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I missed it, born in 1972 emoticon

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susanababy wrote:

I missed it, born in 1972 emoticon



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lol i was born in 1972, but I had a little to surrive,lol like big hair...

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I remember the 60's sitting under a tree, playing with my matchbox toys and my mother coming out and saying the president was shot and killed.

I remember playing on the back of my dads 45 chevy pickup truck, falling arse over head through the chains that held the gate on the back upside down out in front of my house screaming to the top of my lungs, no one could hear me, finally worked my way out of it, looked at the dumb gate and said that was fun!! let's do it again...lol

I remember going to the fill in station getting petrol for my go kart that didn't have a motor on it. 25 u.s. cents!! for a gallon of it

I remember building a tree fort out of leaves and then throwing lighted matches into the leaves to see if they would catch fire?? dad was fined 100.00 for starting a fire. I was introduced to mr. belt buckle...ouchhh!!

hey wiz, make a topic for dumb things we done as kids. betcha I could fill that one up!! emoticon

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