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    Default This 1 is for the 30/40 year old members

    This is 1 I saw ages ago and it cracks me up all the time...

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who
    were kids in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have
    survived, because our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured
    lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors
    or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

    When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and had
    fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same,

    We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with
    sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside
    playing. We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and
    no-one actually died from this.

    We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then
    went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as
    long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and
    no one minded.

    We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all.
    No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile
    phones, no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.
    We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law suits.
    We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other parents.
    We played Knock n run away and were actualy afraid of the owners catching us.

    We walked to friends' homes. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard
    of... They actually sided with the law.

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and
    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 how to deal with it all. And you're one of them. Congratulations !!!
    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.

    For those of you who aren't old enough, I thought you might like to read about us.

    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might
    put a smile on your face: The majority of students in universities today
    were born in 1992........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 Cherry 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 a couple of years ago.
    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
    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 things you have experienced
    together.
    8. Having read this, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other friends because you think they will like it too...
    Yes, you're getting old!!!

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    now that brings a whole lot back!!! espically falling out of trees,can remember falling out of a hazelnut tree onto my back,completely took my breath away,but it didnt stop me climbing another tree again, huh the youth of today,now when i look back.........................where has all the time gone

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    Oh, yes, a few old favourites there. Screaming down hill flat out on my bicycle, trying to stop at the bottom with back brake only. Was rarely bored as I'd be out, making my own fun. And yes, if I got into trouble, my parents would punish me all over again when they found out!

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    i was born in 88, i'm half in with the old person stuff you mentioned and half in the young person.

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    I was born in 1973 ,

    so probably did not become independantly active until about 1985 ( 12 y/o )

    i remember taping the sunday charts on the radio ,

    be it Bruno Brookes or Kid Jenson ,

    and praying they would NOT talk over the beginning the or end of my favourite songs ,

    we spent hours and hours out on the street/s , none of this staying on the x box or play station all day ..... but we did have a sinclair spectrum .

    birthday parties at home with 15 or 20 of my mates and a table full of sandwiches and cakes , .. no lazer quest .. todays kids would not thank you for pass the parcel .

    we used to do the Grand National , i.e. we all hopped over the hedges of 15 houses in a row to annoy the owners and prove our sportiness .

    used to go fishing in the rock pools with just a bit of line and hook .

    i used to walk to and from schol , whatever the weather , dark or light mornings .

    my mum would limit the amount of t.v. we watched , even though there were only 4 channels ... i used to watch the fall guy , knight rider , battle star gallactica , demsey and makepeace , juliet bravo .

    My teachers back then would clip you across the head or the face , if naughty .

    we respected police back then .

    I would not dare cheek my parents or anyone else for that matter , but today it seems natural for kids to be cheeky .

    when we played out , all the house doors of my friends were left open and we used to go in and out of each others houses , without fear of anything .

    we were happy to go to butlins , lamton lion park or haggerston castle for a holiday and when we went to Spain , France and Denmark , it was considered a big deal or treat .

    i used to spend my pocket money on mix ups and vinyl ( young ones = ask your parents , l.o.l. )

    we knocked on strangers doors for the Scouts / cubs bob a job week and did the jobs for complete strangers .

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    Sorry for the jumble of comments , i just wrote them as i remembered them .

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    the red hand gang ... i can remember the theme tune

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    So true, so true (remembers whistfully), lol

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    Amen to all of the above - where's it all gone wrong?

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    like Johnny Hates Jazz sung in approximately 1988 on their song ,

    " Turn Back The Clock " .........

    Remembering my yesterdays
    I begin to weep
    If I could have it over
    Live my life again
    I wouldn't change a single day

    (Chorus)

    I wish that I could turn back the clock
    Bring the wheels of time to stop
    Back to the days when life was so much better

    Lying here in silence
    Picture in my hand
    Of a boy I still resemble
    But I no longer understand
    And as the tears run freely
    How I realise they were the best years of my life .

    All the youngin's now are looking at each other saying ,

    " Johnny what ??? "

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    I think I may have started something here lol...


    Hitfactory..... KID JENSON, I havnt heard that name for years ROFLMAO... I was a DLT fan myself but I remember trying to tape my fave tunes without talking on them, sitting with your finger hovering over the pause button waiting for the DJ to stop talking, and going to woolworths on a saturday with pocket money in hand to buy the single of the taped track you had been listening to all week... And 4 TV channels, I remember when there were only 3.

    PH67, good question, health and safety has gone mental and there are far too many boxes that have to be ticked before you are allowed to do anything nowerdays...

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