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    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 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 Play stations, 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.

    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 yelled for 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.

    (of course.....we let them get away with it...)

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

    Last edited by horsesense; 06-02-2006, 06:10 PM.

  • #2
    I appreciate this thread.
    So much truth in this thread. I'm actually going to print it out and keep it in my desk.
    I normally don't say in my posts, but I'm sending some cp your way.
    Emancipate your mind!
    The People's Poster

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    • #3
      Thanks for the nice words E, youre too kind!

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      • #4
        although I had SNES growin up, I was outside way more than I was locked away playing, so you should at least accept a few of us from the late 80's...



        p-p-people try to p-p-put us d-down......


        If you take what I have to say seriously, then I'm embarrassed for you.

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        • #5
          Well, i'm from the 80's and a lot of that stuff was still relavent!

          Especially fond of drinking from the garden hose!

          "The Gagne T-shirt jersey comes with a complimentary can of gasoline and a set of matches."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NJBRONCOSFAN
            Well, i'm from the 80's and a lot of that stuff was still relavent!

            Especially fond of drinking from the garden hose!

            damn straight! cp for you, because we dont need no steenkin bottled water. and we were really dangerous and stupid too. jumpin off trees, havin rock fights because the ball was flat, freezing snowballs before throwin em. ahhh, the good ol' days.....


            If you take what I have to say seriously, then I'm embarrassed for you.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Broncofan-13
              havin rock fights because the ball was flat
              I still drink out of a garden hose. It actually tastes better. Well, maybe not better...just reminds me of being 10 again.

              I loved a good rock fight BF-13. I put a huge scar on one of my friends left ear during a rock fight. He's still got it.

              We used to play what we called "War". Sometimes 1 on 1, but usually 2 on 2. We'd get our B-B guns and a pocket full of rocks (grenades). It's better than Laser tag or Paintball.

              We also used to play tackle football. Not this flag-football or 2-hand touch BS. Actual tackle football. I don't see that anymore.

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              • #8
                Why not tell all us younguns how far you walked to school every day?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GlamourGirl
                  Why not tell all us younguns how far you walked to school every day?
                  Up hill both ways...right?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by horsesense
                    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 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 Play stations, 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.

                    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 yelled for 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.

                    (of course.....we let them get away with it...)

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


                    All that and we're still alive Great thread!
                    Ready for the friggen season already!

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                    • #11
                      I think this applies to people born in the early 80's like myself.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by horsesense
                        TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 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 Play stations, 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.

                        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 yelled for 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.

                        (of course.....we let them get away with it...)

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

                        The good old days

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GlamourGirl
                          Why not tell all us younguns how far you walked to school every day? :

                          Originally posted by denverbroncofrk
                          Up hill both ways...right?
                          That's right, often battling 4 foot snow drifts,AND there were no SNOW days back then.

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                          • #14
                            you guys are so old.
                            the space that is mine



                            We miss 'ya brother dime. We know your up there jamming with Cliff and Chuck. Stay metal :salute: :rockon:

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                            • #15



                              I was born in 1992....
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