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Old Jan 13th 2005, 1:16 am
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First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while
they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored
lead based paints, the bars were wide enough apart to be recalled years later..

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 NOONE
actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, bread and 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 Play stations, 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

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 bee an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

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Old Jan 13th 2005, 1:22 am
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the old cut and paste ... so useful to those without an original thought ...

pity you didn't even have the intelligence to delete the last paragraph of an email that has been round the world a hundred times ...

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Originally Posted by Patrick
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while
they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored
lead based paints, the bars were wide enough apart to be recalled years later..

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 NOONE
actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, bread and 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 Play stations, 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

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 bee 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! Send this on to
others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers
and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors,
doesn't it?!
Rode in a car? Obviously royalty? Some had it good. You are so right on everything you say so why were Dick, Snowy & Jock(do you remember) not mentioned, which was of course pre-TV days.

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Originally Posted by Patrick
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.
So true! Yet, if my kids were to do that in this day and age I'd probably have heart failure!!! :scared:

Unfortunately, you can't be too careful; they'll never know the freedom I had at their age, (well, the eldest's age anyway) and that's sad.
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Old Jan 13th 2005, 3:55 pm
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sounds just like my childhood. Oh, and we got spanked when we were naughty...and survived!
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sounds just like my childhood. Oh, and we got spanked when we were naughty...and survived!

Not only survived, but didn't report our parents for child abuse nor went to school and reported the beating to the teacher and have her turn them in. Nor did we sue them for taking away our rights as children to do what we want, when we want to, and how we want to. But then again, we didn't know we had rights as children other than to have a roof over our heads, clothes on our back, a seat in a classroom Monday through Friday. Laudy we were given a major snow job by adults.
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Not only survived, but didn't report our parents for child abuse nor went to school and reported the beating to the teacher and have her turn them in. Nor did we sue them for taking away our rights as children to do what we want, when we want to, and how we want to. But then again, we didn't know we had rights as children other than to have a roof over our heads, clothes on our back, a seat in a classroom Monday through Friday. Laudy we were given a major snow job by adults.

Yeah we were, but thats the way it should be. I think it was a lot more fun to be running about outside and playing 'pretend' and not have to worry about anything except being able to hear your Mum call you in for dinner. My children and others their age dont know what its like to entertain yourself. If the tv or computer is on the blink, they are 'bored'.
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Originally Posted by Patrick
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while
they carried us.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored
lead based paints, the bars were wide enough apart to be recalled years later..

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 NOONE
actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, bread and 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 Play stations, 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

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 bee an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
Oh I have fond memories of they days now lets have a look at

The New Generation and are we getting older:

The majority of students in universities today were born in
1984........They are called youth.

They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife, not Billy Joel.

They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena or Belinda Carlisle.

For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.

AIDS has existed since they were born.

CD's have existed since they were born.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are films from last year.

They can never imagine life before computers.

They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five.

They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You.

They can't believe a black and white television ever existed and don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control.

They will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if we're getting old..
1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
3. Your friends are getting married/already married.
4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computers.
5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time
around.
7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good
old days, repeating again all the funny you have experienced together.
8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some
other friends because you think they will like it too...

Yes, you're getting older!!!!
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Originally Posted by Brit'n'TX
the old cut and paste ... so useful to those without an original thought ...

pity you didn't even have the intelligence to delete the last paragraph of an email that has been round the world a hundred times ...

bravo!
Oh, lighten up, Brit!
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They have never heard of Rick Astley


LUCKY BASTARDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I still haven,t seen any comment on who Dick, Snowy & Jock were. I know I'm cracking on a bit but I am not that old to be the only one surely?
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They have never heard of Rick Astley


LUCKY BASTARDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!! Rick Asslick we used to call him...
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I'm just glad we wernt so aware of fashion at school. Christ otherwise I'd have got beatten up wearing my faithful old plimpsols.
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Originally Posted by Shish kebab
Oh I have fond memories of they days now lets have a look at

The New Generation and are we getting older:

The majority of students in universities today were born in
1984........They are called youth.

They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife, not Billy Joel.

They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena or Belinda Carlisle.

For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.

AIDS has existed since they were born.

CD's have existed since they were born.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are films from last year.

They can never imagine life before computers.

They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five.

They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You.

They can't believe a black and white television ever existed and don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control.

They will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if we're getting old..
1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
3. Your friends are getting married/already married.
4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computers.
5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time
around.
7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good
old days, repeating again all the funny you have experienced together.
8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some
other friends because you think they will like it too...

Yes, you're getting older!!!!

Oh shit I really am getting old!!!!
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