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Born in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's?

Yes its another one but i liked this!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs 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 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 soda 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 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 any of these incidents.


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 yelled for 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!

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 good fortune 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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We never rang the door bell or knocked on the door. For us it was " YO RAY LETS GO!". If you wanted to call a friend they had better live more than 2 miles away or you were walking to their house. Thanx for the memories Kelly.

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Lets not forget.

If you wanted extra money, you got a job. Mowing yards, painting fences, or working on a near by farm, etc. Most didn't get allowances.

Entertainment often consisted of BB guns, bow and arrows, jarts, climbing trees, playing on rock piles.

Dogs were rarely chained, and well excersied, by chasing you, while on your bike.

The feeling of the wind in your face while in the back of that pickup, is probably what lead you to motorcycles.

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And who can forget lawn darts with the big metal spike on the end?
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And who can forget lawn darts with the big metal spike on the end?

i remember playing lawn darts in my grandparents backyard when I was a kid. By far, the most super dangerous game ever invented

big, heavy 6 inch steel darts, you throw up in the air and try to get them to land in a circle. All with 10-12 kids running around. sweet bejesus that was a bad idea

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i remember playing lawn darts in my grandparents backyard when I was a kid. By far, the most super dangerous game ever invented

big, heavy 6 inch steel darts, you throw up in the air and try to get them to land in a circle. All with 10-12 kids running around. sweet bejesus that was a bad idea



On a rainy day what did we play with Wood Burning kits. Real Creepy Crawlers that got real hot. Electroplating metals and dont for get the sealed room with model glue.

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Lets not forget.

If you wanted extra money, you got a job. Mowing yards, painting fences, or working on a near by farm, etc. Most didn't get allowances.

Entertainment often consisted of BB guns, bow and arrows, jarts, climbing trees, playing on rock piles.

Dogs were rarely chained, and well excersied, by chasing you, while on your bike.

The feeling of the wind in your face while in the back of that pickup, is probably what lead you to motorcycles.

YEha you are right. I remember growing up in northern WI. We would go of roading threw the national forest with 5-6 people in the back of a pick up truck and shoot targets with our .410 shotguns bouncing down a dirt road at 50 MPH.

Those were the days!! MAN WE ARE HARD ASSES!!!!!
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On a rainy day what did we play with Wood Burning kits. Real Creepy Crawlers that got real hot. Electroplating metals and dont for get the sealed room with model glue.
Thanks for reminding me of that.

We also ran through the woods all day. Not caring about ticks, and everything else in there.

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This is SOOOO unbelievable true it is not even funny. I shake my head in shame and disappointment at the kids today.... needing a ride 3 blocks to a friends house, sitting around saying they are "bored". Kids today have ZERO initiative or ambition... it is truly a very sad thing. Even my own son! and I try so hard to motivate him.. even doing some of that stuff myself with him!

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Yes its another one but i liked this!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs 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 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 soda 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 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 any of these incidents.


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 yelled for 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!

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 good fortune 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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i remember playing lawn darts in my grandparents backyard when I was a kid. By far, the most super dangerous game ever invented

big, heavy 6 inch steel darts, you throw up in the air and try to get them to land in a circle. All with 10-12 kids running around. sweet bejesus that was a bad idea
But it really improved our reaction time when you started throughing them at you brothers. Not that I would know that.

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And that, my friends, is why Americans were tough. We built up immunities to virtually everything!

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This is SOOOO unbelievable true it is not even funny. I shake my head in shame and disappointment at the kids today.... needing a ride 3 blocks to a friends house, sitting around saying they are "bored". Kids today have ZERO initiative or ambition... it is truly a very sad thing. Even my own son! and I try so hard to motivate him.. even doing some of that stuff myself with him!

You guys might laugh but I am considering getting married and with that poss a kid. We have plans to move north of the green bay are to raise our family so they don't get sucked into this lazy life were every thing is done for them. I want my kids to split wood, work for there money, and lern good honest values you can only get living away from the city. I also want them to learn to live off the land if need be. Just like I was raised.

Alot of people give me shit about being a bit red around the neck but damn! Better than a lazy fuck!!
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You guys might laugh but I am considering getting married and with that poss a kid. We have plans to move north of the green bay are to raise our family so they don't get sucked into this lazy life were every thing is done for them. I want my kids to split wood, work for there money, and lern good honest values you can only get living away from the city. I also want them to learn to live off the land if need be. Just like I was raised.

Alot of people give me shit about being a bit red around the neck but damn! Better than a lazy fuck!!

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Yes its another one but i liked this!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs 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 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 soda 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 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 any of these incidents.


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 yelled for 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!

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 good fortune 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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You guys might laugh but I am considering getting married and with that poss a kid. We have plans to move north of the green bay are to raise our family so they don't get sucked into this lazy life were every thing is done for them. I want my kids to split wood, work for there money, and lern good honest values you can only get living away from the city. I also want them to learn to live off the land if need be. Just like I was raised.

Alot of people give me shit about being a bit red around the neck but damn! Better than a lazy fuck!!
WOW!

I never thought living like that made people Rednecks but, I guess I'm a Redneck.

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