Friday, July 29, 2016

To Those of Us Born 1925 - 1955

From: Millie B.
Sent: July 29, 2016
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: To Those of Us Born 1925 - 1955



No matter what our kids And the new generation think about us,

WE ARE AWESOME !!!  OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!

 
To Those of Us Born  1925 - 1955:   

At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.
If you don't read anything else, Please read what he said.     ~~~~~~~~~  


TO ALL THE

KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE  1930s, '40s, 'and

50s, !! 

 
  First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank  While they were pregnant.  
 
  They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.  
 
  Then, after that trauma, we were  put to sleep on our tummies  in baby cribs
Covered
   with bright colored
Lead-based paints.
  
 
  We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,  And, when we rode our bikes,  We had baseball caps,  Not helmets, on our heads.  
 
  
 
  As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..  
 
  
 
  Riding in the back of a pick- up truck 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, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
And we weren't overweight. 

WHY?  
 
  Because we were always outside playing...that's why!  
 
  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 OKAY.  
 
  
 
  We would spend hours building  Our go-carts out of  scraps  and then ride them 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, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
  No video games,
No 150 channels on cable,
  No video movies
Or DVDs,
  No surround-sound or
CDs,
   
No cell phones,  No personal computers,  No Internet and
No 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 those accidents.

 
   We would get
Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
And no one would call child services to report abuse.
  
 
  
 
   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, 22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses, 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 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! 


 
  
 
  These generations have
Produced some of the best risk-takers,
  Problem solvers, and
Inventors ever.
  
 
  The past 60
To 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..
  
 
  We had freedom,
Failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
  
 
  
 
  If YOU are
One of those born
  Between 1925-1955, CONGRATULATIONS!  
 
  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 so much of our lives for our own good.
  
 
  While you are
at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents
were.
  
 
  Kind of makes
you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
  ~~~~~~~  The quote of
the month 

by  Jay Leno:  
 
   "With hurricanes, tornados,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
 

 

For those that
prefer to think that God is not watching over us...go ahead and delete this..
  For the rest
of us..... 

please pass this
on.

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