this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything
stated, Mr. Leno.
WHO SURVIVED THE
'50s, '60s and '70s!!
survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or
aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for
trauma, we were
childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or
rode our bikes,
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..
back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special
from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from
white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white
sugar. And we weren't overweight.
walked to school and had recesses twice a day
always outside playing...that's why!
home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the
streetlights came on.
to reach us all day.
them down the hill,
we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned
to solve the problem..
Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
no 150 channels on cable,
surround-sound or CDs,
no chat rooms.
outside and found them!
trees, got cut,
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
not live in us forever.
guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls,
were told it would happen- we did not put out very many
walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just
walked in and talked to them.
made the team.
had to learn
The idea of a parent bailing us
out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the
generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,
solvers, and inventors ever.
50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new
freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal
with it all.
If YOU are
one of those born
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.
are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and
lucky their parents were.
makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it
of the month
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?"
that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...go ahead and
rest of us.....pass this on.