TO THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 40's, 50's, 60's ...

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    TO THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 40's, 50's, 60's ...

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked
    and/or drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing 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, bread and 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 these accidents.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate
    worms and although we were told it would happen, we
    did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live
    in us forever.

    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!

    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! Please pass
    this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as
    kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated
    our lives for our own good.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with
    scissors, doesn't it?!
     
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    the good old days. now u wasnt 40's 50's or 60's, but 70's. and the same things applied. i think just about everything mentioned on that list had been sued over in the past 20 years...lol
     

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