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    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940's, 50's, 60's 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 tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
    Then after that trauma, our baby cots 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 van - loose - was always exciting and great fun.
    We drank water from the garden hose or tap and NOT from a bottle.
    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and NO ONE actually died from this.
    We ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank cordial 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, No Pay TV, No cable, No DVD movies or surround sound.
    It's crazy! We even had No mobile phones, No text messaging, 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 played with worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
    Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we didn't poke out anyone's eye.
    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
    Local teams 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 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!

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    the boggy's we make and very near killed us

    a few bits of wood a few nails and an old pram

    ""home made race car job done then comes the big hill ""

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    Oh how true the above is...

    Now, try and re-write that for the 90's and 00's kids!!

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    How true that was, the good old days

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    Ahhh... The good ol days!!!

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    what about the 80's kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonr View Post
    what about the 80's kids

    Spoilt Bratts!!!

    Only joking, i know plenty of 80's kids (girls) that liked playing nurses when i had my stephoscope thing on!!
    Last edited by Big-Pete; 1st February 2008 at 16:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonr View Post
    what about the 80's kids
    I saw some of the 80's kids joining the RAF towards the end of my service. All I'm gonna say is a lot of things had to change to make things more comfortable for them, the poor souls.

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    oh. im an 80's kid lucky me

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    That's me crossed off your Xmas list then Jon!

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