I Survived! Did You? Survive the 60’s & 70’s?

 Got this in my email & thought it would great to share

 

TO ALL THE KIDS 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 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.

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.

We drank soda pop with sugar in it,

and 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 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.

We made up games with sticks , chalk and tennis balls.

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.

We knocked on the door, 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!

 

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

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.

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