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    Default To all those born pre 1990 (everone then?)

    First,

    we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese and 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 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 real 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!

    Sports teams had try-outs 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!




    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

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    i remember going to building sites, climbing scaffolding up to eaves level on a 2 story house and having jumping competitions onto a pile of sand on the ground. Also, running across first floor joists was the norm, not to mention crawling into 1.5m land drains, edging down a few and seeing where we popped up through the various manholes. Madness, but bl**dy good fun.

    Mind you, if my little lad does that when hes older, he'll be grounded for months lol

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    Back in the good old days.............remember it well.

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    Aaah, them were the days!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    Mind you, if my little lad does that when hes older, he'll be grounded for months lol


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    I think we were happier too in those day,s.

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    Ive got a little tear in my eye thinking about the good old days ........Mind you i was skimming stones on a river on sunday (Great fun....But ****** hard work !!!!!)

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    God, this brings back sooo many memories ..........daren't let the kids out of the house without their phones nowadays. Sad really

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    Sob......i remember it well.

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    I was looking through some old LPs the other day, when my youngest lad (12)comes in and says.."wow dad them old CDs are big, I bet you couldnt fit many of them in the car"..... so we gets into a discission about the cuttin edge of technology in my day...
    NO video..
    NO cds
    NO dvds..
    NO sky telly..
    NO computers..
    NO playstation..(absolutely mortified at this)
    NO colour telly..
    NO remote control..
    NO mobile phones..
    NO microwaves..
    and on and on and on..................

    But, by god, we were happy..(even if I am a dinosaur according to my kids!!!)

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    Every word of that is spot on. I had a fantastic childhood. Summer school holidays was out the house by 08.00 and back in about 21.00. Brilliant.
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