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    Default Born between 30s and 80s ?

    Just got this in mail an interesting read

    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

    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 cots covered with bright coloured lead-base paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
    Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
    Our bikes, we had 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 tyres 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 lemonade made with real white sugar.
    And, we weren't overweight.

    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.
    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 sky tv,
    No video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,
    No mobile 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
    We were given cap 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.

    Schoolboy footballers had trials 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?


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    Very good. Thanks for posting this. A lot of truth in that list.

    Christopher T. George
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    Editor, Loch Raven Review
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