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Hi

I was emailed this and its so funny how true it is, and now everyone here are mums too you will probably find it funnier


TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the


1930's 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, and Early-ish 80'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 gettested 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 werode 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 ute on a warm day was always a special treat.


We drank water from the 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 soft drink 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 backwhen 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 downthe 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 cowboy guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticksand tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not pokeout 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! The town football club had tryout for the junior team 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!


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.


R NSW

HAS anyone got any funny emails?

R NSW

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