I received this in a email & thought that I would share with the BASA family
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 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 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 ooms..........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 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 40 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. 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?!
Bring back those day's when a pack of twinkies was a dime. I feel you Carolina Fan, I feel you!!!
....AHHHHH!!! Those are good memories..... "CHURCH"
I feell ya, bring back kick ball!!!!!
Kick Ball and Hide and Seek !!!!!
Don't forget, "hi go getit"!
Bring back Backyard football. B-bops. Redrover. Climbing tree's. And the Basketball goal with the bicyle rim. How about taking three bikes and making one riding around with a bike Three different colors.
Bring back Backyard football. B-bops. Redrover. Climbing tree's. And the Basketball goal with the bicyle rim. How about taking three bikes and making one riding around with a bike Three different colors. NODOUT22-We All We Got
I was having flashbacks reading that....Everything except the eating worms part, but those were the days.
does anyone remember going to the store with your arms full of those 32 oz pop bottles and come out with a bag of candy and gum, love the good old day August 1, 1960 baby here
remember two butter cookies for a penny? do anyone remember when softball was called sandloc ball?
You rich folks won't remember this, but going to get wood to build a fire so you can dressed for school without catching pneumonia.
Now that was excellent...Today it so frustating taking what you learned from those same parents mentioned and trying to raise a new type of kid....who don't want to go outside...who love to play game boys and wear the name brand things....Life is evolving into a economic fenzy....we really cared about each other kids...not just turn your had on BABA because he's in a gang...no if you neighbor saw you...they would give you a piece of their mind without worrying about getting killed.....life has changed..PS I've forgot what it was like without a cell phone!!!!!1
#15 I was thinking the exact same thing. I can remember how our community was. It was like that saying, "It takes a village to raise a child mentality." The courts have taken parenting away from parents thats why our society is what it is today. We were raised to respect adults, todays youth for the most part are not that way. And cell phones, I know there was a time when I didn't have one, I think . I can remeber my mother going on the porch and calling us to come home...and we had better ne within earshot or you know what came next. Bring back those days .
exactly....but I think Crack messed up alot of things....parents aren't parents any more because crack want allow them to be...think about all the crack heads you know ....who are taking care of their kids.....One more question Where did all the crack heads from New Orleans Go?????1
Bring back spin the bottle.
TITE, I was thinking that too!!! Bring back the original Gong Show.
#15...you crazy...but where did they Go
The crackheads didn't go anywhere, you didn't see them on TV doing what crack addicts do.