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To the kids that survived
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Jay Leno read this on tv...........

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-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 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 koolade made with
> sugar, 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 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,
>
> 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.
>
> 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?!
>
> 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 bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a
> good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
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