View Full Version : Survival of the Fittest

07-09-2005, 09:58 AM
I thought this was fun:


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


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 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

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,

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!

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



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.

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

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

07-09-2005, 05:43 PM
How true, how true!

07-09-2005, 07:46 PM
workman, I'm glad to see you, haven't seen you posting for awhile, I was wondering how you've been?

07-10-2005, 02:23 PM
Summer is a busy time helping out my parents in eastern OK, especially during canning season, playing golf and all the other summer fun. I stop in and check things out as I can, not as much as I'd like to, but hopefully things will start slowing soon. Just found time to view the Prix de West exibit at NC&WHM, definitely worth the time.

I like the changes Todd has made and hope the site will continue.

07-14-2005, 12:29 PM
I Love This!!!!!!!!!!!

07-17-2005, 10:46 PM
I was just saying to someone the other day How I think it's funny how most kids want these gas powered/electric scooters. When I was young I was happy with my BMX bike.

That bike took me places those scooters will not go.

I didn't have a full set of pads or a helmet either. I got up shook off the bumps, scrapes and bruises and even broke my arm too. I limped home, got patched up and was back out playing ten minutes later.

The broken arm was cool I got a cast with a lot of signatures and a kiss from a girl I liked it school. The kiss made getting my arm broke all worth the while. What can I say I was sucker for a hot girl's pucker and still am today. LOL