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Those Born 1930-1979 - We survived.


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Old 22-03-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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Those Born 1930-1979 - We survived.

WHO SURVIVED the
1930'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.



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, 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 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 and real butter and drank koolade 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 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 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 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!



Rugby and netball had trials 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 .



And 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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Old 22-03-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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this doesn't apply to me

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Old 22-03-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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this doesn't apply to me

True, this applies to a younger generation than you
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Old 22-03-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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this doesn't apply to me


OK so being brought up in the Cape Flats and having your front teeth removed for your thirteenth birthday present, does have some exception to the rules.
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Old 22-03-2006, 02:10 PM   #5
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nope was born after 1979

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Old 22-03-2006, 02:26 PM   #6
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Yes and what about the pink star sweets, I got a hiding everytime I ate one and survived.

I got regular hidings with the wooden spoon and survived

We played hopscotch and marbles!!!!!

Listened to the Top 20!!!!!!

Was not allowed out of the front gate without permission

Was not allowed to stay at a friends house when suppertime arrived

Had to go go sunday school and church afterwards

Was only aloud to go to a Saturday matinee if "DADDY" dropped us of and picked us up

Got a hiding if you were late home from school

The things we survived

Would never dream of going near a medicine bottle

Or near anything that was of limits

Drank Coke and Fanta at the local "twist"

Drugs did not exist and if it did we were not aware, or offered or told

Wish we could have those days back again!!!!!
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Old 22-03-2006, 02:36 PM   #7
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aaahh... the good ol' days



(Two old men on the beach, one says to t'other "It's nice out, isn't it"
To which the other replies "Yes, I think I'll take mine out!)
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Old 22-03-2006, 02:41 PM   #8
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What a nice stroll down memory lane .............

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Old 22-03-2006, 03:14 PM   #9
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true's bob..now my age is showing... :cheeky:
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Old 22-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #10
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oh, those were the good ol days.

I sound like me dad now.
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