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    Another Goody For The Oldtimers

    My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

    My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter AND I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in icepack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

    Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.

    The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.

    We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym)
    instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

    Flunking gym was not an option... even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.

    Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

    We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.

    I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

    I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

    Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

    We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of Mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.

    Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

    We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either because if we did, we got our butt spanked there and then we got butt spanked again when we got home.

    I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.

    To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

    We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes? We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?
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    hey who are you calling old?????

    Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in icepack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

    I was thinking about this just the other day, our lunch boxes or paper bags were either it the coat room or our locker for hours often on hot days and we were fine.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Summerz
      Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in icepack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.

      I was thinking about this just the other day, our lunch boxes or paper bags were either it the coat room or our locker for hours often on hot days and we were fine.

      there are alot of these that make you wonder......either america is getting to be a
      country of crying wusses who are blowing things out of preportion.........or there are suddenly these dangerous salminella, e colia and other things being created from somewhere


      fourty years ago if you asked for a cup of coffee it came hot, you knew it was hot, it was supposed to be hot...and like all beings of average intelligence, we knew hot=burns=hurt...so we were aware of the conciquences.......sudddenly now were a country of morons and lawsuite happy sissys who dont rrealize coffee in its natual serving state......is hot
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      • #4
        It is only certain people that make all of that stuff happen over time. A few people come up with the idea that we can die from something dumb and cause a panic. Then you get all these weird people protesting and eventually there are some kind of regulations put on it, which I think is just to get those people to shut up. I do think people are way to panicy now. I know I see one of my friends taking her son to the hospital all the time for nothing. He will cough or something and it is off to the emergency room. I have been to a doctors office about 20 times in my life. 1 of those was for being sick, all the other times where physicals or broken bones. Society has been going down hill for a long time.

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        • #5
          hell im not old...

          but i began my life in russia...

          where like in the old days...

          we did not have things..

          and im alright...

          i still eat raw everything..

          i played on live construction sites...

          we lay on the chicken coop for days on end daydreaming, looking at clouds and talking to friends...

          our mobiles were 20 min sprints across town to organise a huge game of bull-rush....

          and i was actually punished...

          and although i had family isssues...

          i never talked about it... and all was well...

          and then again...

          im as healthy as an ox...

          i dont have the need to use disinfectants between placing different types of bread on a bench...

          i swam in rivers, dams and ponds...

          i ran around in the rain naked cos it was fun...

          and yet i dont feel like i need to go to a councelor...

          nor group therapy...

          because those things make you a true tough and normal human being...

          and what we have today...

          well it just dont seem like normal....


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          • #6
            Rwmember jumping your bicycle over hills of concrete?
            when I grew up we had a place called the hills where every kid jumped his bike.
            remember jarts?(lawn darts)


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            • #7
              Originally posted by bronco bible
              Rwmember jumping your bicycle over hills of concrete?
              when I grew up we had a place called the hills where every kid jumped his bike.
              remember jarts?(lawn darts)


              remember when bikes were not just an occasional toy...but an everyday thing....you didnt ask for rides, you just got on the bike and rode to where you wanted to go


              does anyone remember sissybars and bannana seats

              i remember growing up i recieved two bikes, one at about six when i learned to ride and one about 12-13.......other then that you made a bike out of old bikes, so i remember putting a really high sissybar on a bannana seat then cutting the forks off another bike and adding them to mine to give it that chopper look...cool
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              • #8
                Originally posted by arapaho
                remember when bikes were not just an occasional toy...but an everyday thing....you didnt ask for rides, you just got on the bike and rode to where you wanted to go


                does anyone remember sissybars and bannana seats
                i remember growing up i recieved two bikes, one at about six when i learned to ride and one about 12-13.......other then that you made a bike out of old bikes, so i remember putting a really high sissybar on a bannana seat then cutting the forks off another bike and adding them to mine to give it that chopper look...cool
                I do rap....I remember sissy bars and banana seats and my brother use to put playing cards in his spokes......yea my brother did the chopper thing to his bike too....he was always messing with his bike....him and his friends...


                your right....in the summer we took our bikes just about everywhere.....
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                • #9
                  Had the tall sissy bar and banana seat never got long forks,and playing cards in the spokes.(those were the days)
                  Last edited by bronco bible; 08-05-2006, 05:34 PM. Reason: spelling


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