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 Post subject: People of the 1930's-1970's
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:41 pm 
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No matter what our kids and the new generation think
about us, we are awesome!!!

OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have 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, locks on doors or
cabinets, and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads.

As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no
booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires 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 Kool-Aid
made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.
WHY?
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.
No one was able to reach us all day.
And, we were OKAY..

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 Play Stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were
no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no cell 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 those accidents. We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.

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 to 85 years have seen 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 those born
between 1925-1970, 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.

While you are at it, share it with 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 by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornadoes, 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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ZtO* Yeah, i grew thinking I was Jesus Christ coz that seemed to start half of the sentences my parents spoke to me. And now people accuse me of being a megalomaniac but dang do I have a good reason.

Back in the day I was scared spitless by; Godzilla, The Wolfman, Frankenstien, Dracula, Hitchcock's The Birds, The Mummy etc. The only antidote was The Munsters and the Adams Family.

We could make up our own version of the game Battleship using popsicle sticks, dirt clods, and a gutter full of water. Dirt clods also made great grenades when playing Army with yer buddies.

You wanted yer bicycle to sound like a motorcycle, you used a clothespin and a playing card. You wanted sound effects for anything else you made them up yerself using yer voice. And Tonka was king of the playground.

Personally I learned to swim in a lake. and the most high tech toy in the neighborhood was a slip n slide or a bike. Skateboards had steel wheels or clay, and if you had a slingshot you were the envy of the neighborhood.

Television had 8 channels if you were lucky.

The 1st video game ever was Pong. It had a video screen, 1 knob and went "Boop."

You got into trouble, you got a ding upside the head and you also felt Dad's belt on your butt. If you were really bad, you were told to drop those drawers and Dads belt met up with bare skin.

The telephone you used hung on the wall in the kitchen.

Gasoline, comic books and soda pop all cost about the same price; .10 - .25 cents.

And Elvis wasn't neither fat nor dead, but the king of Rock n Roll.

& My 1st Metallica concert cost me a grand total of $6.50 + tax. Plus I got to party with the band afterwards. uv9

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uv21 With all the above. uv45

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 Post subject: Re: People of the 1930's-1970's
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SCHOOL - 1957 vs. 2010



Scenario :
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School Governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes

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Robbie won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Head. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability.

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Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Local authority psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

Scenario :
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark gets glass of water from the Head to take aspirin with.

2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug offence. Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario :
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up an ants nest.

1957 - Ants die.

2010- Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with public order offence, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario :
Johnny falls while running during play time and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary . Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.


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Changing times! Wow, you nailed it mate. uv45

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Ain't that the truth.

2010 in America

White man, Black man gets into an argument and they start fighting. Cops show up. They both get arrested and are changed with Aggravated Battery. Neither one presses charges but, the State Attorney picks up the charges and wants to prosecute. Both are found guilty because of the Police Report and sentenced for Hate Crimes and given 3-5 in prison.

Driving home from work and you happen to live in or, near a bad neighborhood. You just got paid and your heading home. You stop at a Stop sign, the cops are busting a drug dealer across the street from the stop sign. You start to turn the corner and instantly the cops run to your car, guns in hand and there's a Police car coming at you. Your pockets are full of money and you're suddenly accused of trying to buy drugs and are arrested. They confiscate your hard earned pay as evidence and then take you to jail. Your charged with attempted purchase of a Controlled Substance and sentenced to jail for a year and they keep your paycheck. You lost your job, home, they impounded your car then auction it off because you had no-one to go get it and you've lost everything you have.

Your child is playing down the street and gets hurt and comes running home screaming. Your neighbor is curious about the noise and looks outside. He/she doesn't see anything and goes out to investigate. Your outside with your kid and they come to find out what's going on and noticed bruises and other marks on the kid. They feel bad about the hurt kid and go home. Minutes later, there's a knock on the door and it's someone from Family Services along with a Police Officer. They want to look at the kid and they see the marks. You're arrested for Child Abuse not matter the story and are in jail, on the News and facing the loss of your kid, home, car and job not to mention the standing you have in your Community. Kid is in a Forster Home never to see you again because, he's been Adjudicated a Ward of the Courts and put up for adoption.

That's just a few cases I've read when studying to become a Paralegal. The courts are full of bogus charges that people have been charged for and are filling up jails and prisons alike.

The justice here in not justice anymore it's injustice in a lot of cases. The only justice is if you have an ungodly amount of money and can buy your justice with it. The claim is that, "You're innocent until proven guilty" but, that's not the case because, the State will do everything in their power to find you guilty and convict you unless, you can pay your way out to prove your innocence.

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change is great we just lost the common sence somewhere uv29

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Yep, times have indeed changed! Unfortunately most things have changed for the worst.

What myself, Anthrax, Narsil and HK have all posted here are indeed true. Too bad, it really is sad the way some things have changed.

Most of the time it's money that creates change for the worse. But one thing that money had nothing to do with and has definitely changed over the years is the fact that most parents now days do not want to take the time to teach their children. No respect, no consideration for others, manners period, right from wrong, morals.....all lost. Maybe the next generation of parents will learn from the mistakes that some of the parents from the '60s-2000s have made. There are exceptions of course, I'm not saying that everyone in my generation or the people who became parents in the '60s-2000s are bad parents. But far too many of them are/were too busy or didn't care enough to teach their children the most important things about life. JMHO


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