Somehow We Survived  

rm_sexxikritter 53F
888 posts
8/18/2006 10:08 pm

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Somehow We Survived

I got this in an e-mail the other day and thought I would share it.

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 were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs 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 infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, 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 kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because....


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....


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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or 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 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!

These generations have 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....


If 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 so much of our lives for our own good.

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
8/19/2006 2:48 am

I got the same e-mail ....... only mine was in big print on the basis that we all now need reading glasses! lol

So true.

I love the outdoors and worry that so many of our kids nowadays are so sedentary they never want to do all those outdoor things.

warm xx

ZZ_Todd 61M

8/19/2006 6:17 am

So true... I often wonder what the hell is the matter with today's younger generation... they'll never know what "tough" really is. Just another reason I'm not too broken up over the fact that I never had children, and probably never will.

rm_sexxikritter 53F
2715 posts
8/19/2006 7:45 am

I agree Marcy. I had three siblings while growing up. Tara was a surprise bonus that came along when I was 15. We lived in the country and had all kinds of neighbor kids to play with. We also rode our bikes to friends' houses who lived four miles away or to the lake about five miles down the road.
My son is an only child and were we live now, there are about a dozen kids and I would much prefer he not associate with the little heathens and backtalkers.
Thanks for your comments everyone. Hope you all are having a good weekend.


expatbrit49 64M

8/19/2006 8:10 am

but so true

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

BlackHeatLust 48M

9/2/2006 12:21 pm

I am a true survivor of the 70's Kritter growing up during that time.

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