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Were you born in the 30's-70's?

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by cruisingal, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Apologies if this has been posted before, but I had to share this one.

    I have put it in the jokes and humour forum, but it isn't really all that funny, it's true!

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN 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 carried us.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese 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 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 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 ate worms and mud pies made from 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!

    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!

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned


    And YOU are one of them!


    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 our lives for our own good.

    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
  2. Yep, I can relate to ALL of this. Just transpose some of the US related terms such as "pickup" and "Little league" for "ute" and "junior footy", and yeah, it pretty well describes my life as a pre-teen to mid-teens.

    On a sadder note, CG, did you know Angie Taylor? When I spoke to her last week, she was bemoaning the fact that she was fast approaching 30 (I ended up getting an AGV helmet from her at T'gon Honda).
  3. And the bikes leaked oil
    And the cars were unreliable
    And the TV was black and white
    And there was no Internet


    nostalgia ain't what it used to be
  4. Yeah, we were in there last weekend talking to her and Angus. Andrew knew her better than I did, I mainly just spoke on the phone to her with work. We still can't believe it though. :(

    How does the new helmet fit? Not a problem with glasses on? I want to get another, and I found the Shark is a great fit. (I currently have two AGV's).

    BTW: what are you doing on here at 3 in the morning lol
  6. you know what sucks i was born in the 80's and i wish i could have been born earlier i agree with all that stuff