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AlbertPrince 58M
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10/17/2005 11:19 pm

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<font face="comic sans ms" size=5 color=dark blue> People Over 35 Should Be Dead!</font></font></

<font face=”comic sans ms” size=3 color=dark orange>Here's why............

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 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.

Let’s not mention the extreme risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

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 shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle.

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 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!!!!!

We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

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.

Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

People under 30 are WIMPS!

RailBaron2 54M

10/18/2005 12:46 am

Yes I would have to agree on that,I work at a museum & occasionaly give tours, I tell a bout life 130 years ago-one kid asked -
No computer?,No walkman,No TV? No Radio? How did they survive.
When I told him You would get up in the morning & instead of planting yourself in front of the Tv, you went out & did chores, like feed the chickens,milk the cow,bring in wood,young girls helped thier mothers by churning butter, helping with laundry (Clothes were washed by hand)
It took 1-1/2 hours to go the 5 miles into town with a horse & wagon,no paved roads,the fastest transportation was taking the train.
100 years ago in school- a child who talked back got 10 lashes with a hickory switch from the school master, & probably 20 or more with papas belt when they got home with the note, & back then Papa would see the schoolmaster once a week in church so if you didn't bring home the note you'd really get your butt beat.- look at the behavior of kids 100 years ago & compare it to today- they call it child abuse today & we have a bunch of spoiled rotten brats.

tillerbabe 56F

10/18/2005 1:35 am

Great Post! Now I'm over 40 and I wear helmets for fricken everything! (The head board on a bed can be dangerous dammit!)
Let's not forget about the "nutritional aspects" of Twinkies - this seems to have been forgotten. Remember when they had "banana filling"?

JJKittyKat 59F

10/18/2005 1:49 am

whooo hooo Lets hear it for the survivors!!

Wackytits 53F

10/18/2005 1:50 am

Ap...Aah! The good old days, what happened to them? xx

rm_XlntLady 50F
170 posts
10/18/2005 3:01 am

Come to think of it... How the hell DID we survive...?? =)

I remember riding in the car with smoking adults. No seat belts. Windows closed. And complaints about the smoke were met with a "stop whining" comment.

And I remember the sexual awakening... =)

Thanks for a good laugh!!

Love, Xlnt xx

Efilnikufecin69 47M

10/18/2005 4:38 am

I have heard that before, but always a great reminder!

onelittlesecret 33M
1579 posts
10/18/2005 4:43 am


We're just sophisticated. humph!

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
10/18/2005 4:50 am

thanks for making me feel old but o so healthy

I'm a

i'm here to stay

pussinboots4u 50M/47F

10/18/2005 5:03 am

and our chidren will never understand and enjoy the freedom that we had as children

digdug41 49M

10/18/2005 5:53 am

couldn't agree more I miss running into the bushes cuz my go cart never had a brake

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

rm_enticing1957 59F

10/18/2005 6:50 am

That's what I'm talkin' about..What Happened???We had some fun didn't we??

AlbertPrince 58M

10/18/2005 1:01 pm

baron - a good beating never did anyone any harm

tiller - never had a twinkie in my life, but keep that helmet on, you never know ...

JJ - that's us

wacky - they're just beginning

Xlnt - thanks for droppping in

efil - always pays to not forget

onelittle - yeah right!

papy - you're not old!!

puss, something you're not telling me? I didn't know we had children.

dig - exactly, but you're still around

enticing - we sure did

2xTwiceShy 51M
470 posts
10/18/2005 9:53 pm

Nostalgia is lost. Remember when your kitchen didn't have a microwave? Garage doors had to be opened by hand? Tomatoes were really red? Lettuce was round, and not priced three times it's value in a bag? The folks made popcorn on the stove or over the fire? Remember pop top cans? Music on vinyl? Leaded gasoline? Three Snickers bars for a quarter? Pictures of the moon were new and cool, and space travel was only alive in Sci-Fi? The flu was what kept you home on the toilet for two days, and hardly caused world panic? Mosquitoes were a nuiscense, not Satan?

Then again, I remember rooting for my 49ers over the past few years. Some things constitute wishful thinking.

Holy crap. I'm old. Alrighty then... I'm Old Yeller... shoot me.

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