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    Don't Touch the Dog There axebrian's Avatar
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    Default To All The Kids Who Survived The 50's,60's or 70's

    My brother sent me this. Thought I'd share it. For me, many of these things hit home...how 'bout you?



    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 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 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!

    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. Kind of makes you want to
    run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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    I've seen that before. It is so true!!!!!!!
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    My brother sent me this. Thought I'd share it. For me, many of these things hit home...how 'bout you?




    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those
    who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine
    that!
    I LOVE this one!
    You can lead a horse to water, but that still won't make him a duck!

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    Wow, whatta great post!!

    Weren't those the days?? However did we survive it??!!!

    I swear kids today are so spoiled. (my own included!!)
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    God.. soooo true.. LOL.. made a LOT of mud pies in my time!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    I've seen that before. It is so true!!!!!!!
    Yep.
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    My advice is to go for the alien abduction story. Look bemused, dishevelled and on the verge of tears as you recount your story of intrusive and degrading medical tests.
    Worked for me anyway. I still have colleagues asking me what it is like to fuck a green womanoid with seventeen breasts.
    Alternatively just walk in and inform everyone that alcoholism is indeed a disease and that they should be less judgemental and perhaps a little more supportive."
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    Damn straight!! Especially being out of touch all day and being ok...
    Can't stop...addicted to the shindig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there
    were no lawsuits from these accidents.

    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.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those
    who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine
    that!
    Those are my favorites. How many lawyers are in business today because of those three things?? Too many! IMHO
    "You will respect my authoritah!" Ptl.Cartman

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    Amen, I miss those days, my purple Schwin bike with the banana seat, and cooking potatoes in a fire at the resevoir.
    Last edited by ddzavis; 08.30.05 at 02:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian

    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.

    Those are my favorites.

    When you read this whole thing, it's no wonder kids are so screwed up today!
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    I miss those days.
    ((Just My Two Cents))
    And thats about what its worth.

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    Absolutely dead on. Technology does not make things better. We're future generations of fat, lazy, spoiled technophiles who haven't really experienced life that much. As much as my two boys (ages 4 and 6) know about computers, I MAKE them go outside as much as possible (as long as a grown up is outside with them). At least once a week I try to take them for a walk around the streets of our neighborhood to get some exercise. Sometimes we'll just be out walking and talking for an hour and a half or two hours, talking about life as much as kids their age can understand it.
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    Damn I wish I grew up then
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO
    I miss those days.
    Me too OLO! People say that I am sheltering my boys by grounding them from the X-Box and the computer. When they are being shits, I send them to their room. I also have them climbing trees, playing baseball, football and soccer and hanging upside down on a jungle gym.
    Do parents know what having good clean fun is anymore? BTW, I do climb trees with the boys too....someone has to teach them how.
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    Me too OLO! People say that I am sheltering my boys by grounding them from the X-Box and the computer. When they are being shits, I send them to their room. I also have them climbing trees, playing baseball, football and soccer and hanging upside down on a jungle gym.
    Do parents know what having good clean fun is anymore? BTW, I do climb trees with the boys too....someone has to teach them how.
    That's admirable Brew.

 

 

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