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Born 1930 - 1979

Thursday, April 19, 2012

You definitely need to read the statement by Jay. Oh so true.

Those of You Born
1930 - 1979

At the end of this Email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, PleaseRead what he Said.
Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
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 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-base paints.


We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.


As infants & children,
We would ride in cars with no car seats,
No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.


Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon..
We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And, we weren't overweight.
WHY?


Because we were
Always outside playing...that's why!


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 them 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 and X-boxes.
There were no video games, 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 and no 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!


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 how to deal with it all.


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 .


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 ?


The quote of the
month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control,
mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms
tearing up the country from one end to another,
and with the threat of swine flu
and terrorist attacks.
Are we sure this is a good time
to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

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CINDYBEL 5/2/2012 11:27AM

    Ah yes, this sounds like the things we did. I also had a bow and arrow set and I didn't shoot anyone with it. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 4/19/2012 7:28PM

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PICKIE98 4/19/2012 6:20PM

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!

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MARTYLYNN1 4/19/2012 12:04PM

    Good one! It is a mircle we survived, isn't it? ;-) Kids today don't know what they are missing!

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TXGRANDMA 4/19/2012 11:05AM

    emoticon Alan! So true, I loved every word. My grand daughter was over yesterday, and I had to keep assuring her that yes, I really DID want to be outside! She kept saying "Grandma, let's go in the house" and I kept telling her "No, I WANT to be outside!"
So different from the way I was raised, Mom used to chase us outside so that she could clean the house! We lived in the country but my husband was raised in the city (Kearney, New Jersey) and his mother did the same thing!
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MRSJERRYBUSH 4/19/2012 10:39AM

    Loved it!

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GJCAB09 4/19/2012 10:30AM

    Huzzah! emoticon

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