WE ARE AWESOME !!!
OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born
1946 - 1960 :
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
'40s, '50s, '60s !!
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
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, or no caps at all 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.
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.
And we went outside and found them!
Broke bones and teeth,
And there were no lawsuits
From those 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.
Team Sports had tryouts
And not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn
To deal with disappointment.
Our generations has produced some of the best risk-takers, Problem solvers, and inventors ever.
The past 50 to 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
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 ?