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    "All people over 25 should be dead"

    To the survivors:

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's probably shouldn't have survived.
    Our baby cribs were covered with bright coloured lead-based paint. 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 pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
    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 were never 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 street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day.
    No cell phones. Unthinkable.
    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode 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 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.
    We had friends! We went outside and found them.
    We fell out of trees, got cut and 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 inside us forever.
    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home 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.
    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!
    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and 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're one of them! Congratulations. Mention this to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.
    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors?
    olllllllo <--- If you can read that, roll me over!

    Price is soon forgotton, quality is not.

    KG6OWO

  • #2
    Geez, I remember doing half of those. To this day I still share soda with others I'm still here!!

    Now my daughter who is 12 is making me feel that my life was way too simple. She tells me I don't let her do anything. Yeah right. Trying to teach the kids nowadays respect for others is hard, especially when others don't respect YOU!!!

    In other words, I'm 34 and glad that I SURVIVED!!!!
    1993 Wrangler Black, 4" ProComp Lift, 33s.
    Glad to be back in California!

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    • #3
      My brother built a ramp for his Big Wheel and, without a helmet, tried to do an Evil Knevil style jump over his Tonka toys. Mom just stood there and said, "He's gonna fall on his head." She didn't move until he came running in the house yelling "Ow ow ow." She also didn't sue Mr. Knevil for influencing him.

      Nor did she try sueing the Lone Ranger because I taught my pony to rear like Silver and the pony dumped me on a fence and bashed my head.

      We rode mini bikes, and rode our horses fast bareback. I had my first gun at 11 and the adults' guns were loaded in an unlocked cabinet. No one touched the guns...we feared our mother more than God.

      A kid caught in the house on a Saturday was a bored kid and my mother had nasty ways to unbore a kid...like vacuuming and weeding the garden.

      We also had chores. We were paid in room and board. It was called contributing to the family.

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      • #4
        My Dad helped me build a bow out of wood and arrows out of dowels so me and my friends could have "Native American and Western European Settler Discussions" I never even came close to losing, well ok once my brother came close, an eye.

        We even played "Jarts" over the house when he was about 4 and I was about 9.

        Good Times Good Times.
        Sean M Higgins




        "We all got it coming kid"

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        • #5
          ahhh Jarts, those things were awesome! I also remember going to the park with a friends bow and shooting arrows straight up in the air to see where they'd land... brilliant!

          I do have a few issues though... I did have pong as a kid and eventually the Atari 2600 (I ruled at asteroids and pitfall!!) I also remeber getting our first microwave and VHS player. I remeber I thought my neighbors Beta deck was way cooler.

          Great thread Brian!:yay:
          Last edited by blkTJ; 12-31-03, 12:07 AM.
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          • #6
            I remember our first microwave...I think Mom still has it. The intricacies of Pong escaped me...but I could pop a rabbit with my .22 rifle from the back of my mother's mare no problem.

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