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We are awesome

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by karunamurty, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. karunamurty

    karunamurty Bronze IL'ite

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    </td> </tr> </tbody></table> No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
    WE ARE AWESOME !!!!
    OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!!
    To Those of Us Born : 1930 - 1979

    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 Ghee, 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-base paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets on our heads.
    As infants & 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 queen cake made with Fat, white bread, and real butter. We drank TreeTop 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's and X-boxes. There were no video games, 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 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 these accidents.
    We would get spankings with belts, twigs, 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 Bata shoes for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks,scrap and pebbles .
    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.
    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. What can kids today do besides push buttons..
    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.

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


    The quote is by Jay Leno:

    'With hurricanes, tornado's, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird & swine flu and terrorist attacks, we are sure this is a good time to pray to God '

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  2. ridgemma

    ridgemma Gold IL'ite

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    Very true Karuna:)

    I am so worried raising my DD, constantly looking to sterilized surroundings n things,non-lead items,best daycare praying no abuse,...list will grow,for sure...

    How lucky our parents were, raising us with little thought, non guilty feelings...In btw I got beating from spatula, comb, twig,...what not...and we were so Chillout!

    Good old days..
     
  3. karunamurty

    karunamurty Bronze IL'ite

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    Agree with you 100% Ridgemma. :thumbsup
    The text though lengthy made me truly nostalgic !
     
  4. Mahajanpragati

    Mahajanpragati Platinum IL'ite

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    how true.
    loved the one about'we shared one bottle among 4 friends & no one died.reminded me of my childhood.............now i won't let my 2 kids share the same glass of water........umm
    pragati
     
  5. blessed

    blessed Platinum IL'ite

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    very very true
    we three sisters shared same spoons and plates, and now my little daughter cannot stand if anyone touches her plate

    where the world is heading to
     
  6. karunamurty

    karunamurty Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello Blessed and Pragati
    Though the text was originally written by someone out of India, nearly 95% of the similar memories are shared by most of us too.
     

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