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Neezar
06-17-2009, 03:27 PM
> TO
> ALL THE
> KIDS
>
> WHO
> SURVIVED
> THE
>
>
>
>
> 1940's,
> 50's,
> 60's ,
> 70's
> and
> 80'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-base
> paints.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> We
> had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors
> or
> cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps
> not
> helmets on our heads.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 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 truck on a warm day was always
> a
> special treat.
>
>
>
>
>
> We
> drank 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, 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
> 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 and X-boxes. There were
> no
> video games, 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 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 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 10th birthdays, made up games
> with
> sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it
> would
> happen, we did not put 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?
>

rockdawg21
06-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Haha, good post! I grew up in the transitional phase (born in 1980) between when kids were tough and when kids were wimps.

We had video games and stuff, but when we got hurt, mom told us to quit being a wimp, bandage it, and keep playing.

Nowadays, a parent won't let a kid walk down the street without a helmet, elbow and knee pads. Kids today are too soft.

Neezar
06-17-2009, 03:50 PM
I can remember, at a fairly young age, leaving out in the mornings and not coming home until dinner time. We explored woods, creeks, ponds, and even TALL SNAKY-LOOKING GRASS! *gasp*


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(note: However, no way I would allow my kids to be gone that long without me laying eyes on them or hearing them.:unsure-1: )

County Mike
06-17-2009, 04:32 PM
When I have kids, I'll do my part to bring back kid-toughness. My kids will not be babied, pampered and wussified.

philips4
06-17-2009, 04:41 PM
Oh I loved that post! Sooooo true!!! We were out of the house playing in the fields or woods all day long and we had something called, CHORES....gasp! I know its hard to believe but we didn't have gardeners, pool cleaners (or a pool), housekeepers or nanny! Those jobs were reserved for kids! :scared0015:

MattHughesRocks
06-17-2009, 04:43 PM
Say that now....wait til you have a daughter :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:



When I have kids, I'll do my part to bring back kid-toughness. My kids will not be babied, pampered and wussified.

VCURamFan
06-17-2009, 04:43 PM
When I have kids, I'll do my part to bring back kid-toughness. My kids will not be babied, pampered and wussified.Amen to that, brother! I was born in '86, but I was never inside & I've got scars to prove it. It helps that we have woods on our land plus my best friend's house backs up to about 30 acres of woods/ponds/clay pits/sand "cliffs"/creeks/etc. I always needed to take a change of clothes every time I went over there 'cause I always ended up jumping in the water.

logrus
06-17-2009, 04:46 PM
Bucky Covington anyone ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AlrFOBmdVI

Jason 16
06-17-2009, 05:05 PM
well here in the middle of jack ***** PA people still act like its the 80 so I grew up with the same treatment as most of you

J.B.
06-17-2009, 05:20 PM
Ahhh.... the 80's.....

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5719/80s20motley20crue2029lw.jpg

County Mike
06-17-2009, 05:21 PM
Say that now....wait til you have a daughter :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

OK, I might treat a daughter a little more gently, but she WILL at least learn to defend herself.

rockdawg21
06-17-2009, 06:07 PM
well here in the middle of jack ***** PA people still act like its the 80 so I grew up with the same treatment as most of you
Consider yourself blessed Jason!

Mac
06-17-2009, 07:34 PM
OK, I might treat a daughter a little more gently, but she WILL at least learn to defend herself.

Its tougher than you would think Mike.

Boone will come home from school sometimes upset. Someone will take something from him or something like that , He is bigger than 95% of the kids in his class and wouldnt have a problem with them i dont think . But he wont , He lets them walk all over him nomatter how much i tell him to start swinging . You see , the teachers nowadays really enforce this no bully bull**** . They have cops there twice a week to talk about it , Boone is so scared of getting in trouble for throwing a punch that he just lets them walk all over him , when i ask him why he didnt stand up for himself he says " Because the teacher will get mad at him" Its horse**** in my book . I told him on numerous occasions to start swinging and dont stop till you see the color red.

Mac
06-17-2009, 07:36 PM
And in refrence to the original topic . I love it . Wish it was still like all of that as listed. Todays world makes me sick.

logrus
06-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Its tougher than you would think Mike.

Boone will come home from school sometimes upset. Someone will take something from him or something like that , He is bigger than 95% of the kids in his class and wouldnt have a problem with them i dont think . But he wont , He lets them walk all over him nomatter how much i tell him to start swinging . You see , the teachers nowadays really enforce this no bully bull**** . They have cops there twice a week to talk about it , Boone is so scared of getting in trouble for throwing a punch that he just lets them walk all over him , when i ask him why he didnt stand up for himself he says " Because the teacher will get mad at him" Its horse**** in my book . I told him on numerous occasions to start swinging and dont stop till you see the color red.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK543f0_UKc&feature=related
There ya go buddy, cheer up

Neezar
06-17-2009, 11:12 PM
Its tougher than you would think Mike.

Boone will come home from school sometimes upset. Someone will take something from him or something like that , He is bigger than 95% of the kids in his class and wouldnt have a problem with them i dont think . But he wont , He lets them walk all over him nomatter how much i tell him to start swinging . You see , the teachers nowadays really enforce this no bully bull**** . They have cops there twice a week to talk about it , Boone is so scared of getting in trouble for throwing a punch that he just lets them walk all over him , when i ask him why he didnt stand up for himself he says " Because the teacher will get mad at him" Its horse**** in my book . I told him on numerous occasions to start swinging and dont stop till you see the color red.

:ninja: catch 'em off school property.



:laugh: j/k




Maybe. :unsure-1:

logrus
06-17-2009, 11:18 PM
:ninja: catch 'em off school property.



:laugh: j/k




Maybe. :unsure-1:

That doesn't work anymore, If 2 boys fight a block from the bus drop off it warrants a out of school suspension, and one or both boys are banned from the bus.

Neezar
06-17-2009, 11:22 PM
That doesn't work anymore, If 2 boys fight a block from the bus drop off it warrants a out of school suspension, and one or both boys are banned from the bus.

:scared0011:


America is circling the drain!




:laugh: