READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY
LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED 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
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..
no child proof
lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when
rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took
As infants &
we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster
seats, 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
actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with
sugar, 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 back
when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.And we were OK.
spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ridedown the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes After running into
bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
not have Playstations, Nintendo's,
X-boxes, no video games at all,no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or
DVD's, no surround-sound
CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chatrooms.......
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
given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks
tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not
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!
had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had
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 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!
If YOU are one of them CONGRATULATIONS!
want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up
kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our
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 is by Jay Leno:
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
a good time to take God out of the Pledge
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us..go ahead and
For the rest of us...pass this ON!