When did we become French?

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    gregarat,

    Something that I just noticed, you are in Gainesville Fla. I grew up in McAlpin Fla (7th grade till I left for the Military).

    Could just have been a "Southern Thang" lol.

    As for the bb guns, I don't think that we had the 5 pump rule but we did have the non-vital parts rule which only consisted of the head. The googles were more for the "tactical" look and bb's that bounced off other objects like trees and rocks.

    Hey, you ever go to Ken's BBQ? Man, I really miss their food and sauses. Used to go there all the time in Live Oak and then in Lakeland when I worked there.

    I will tell you the truth, I miss the South badly. If it wasn't for my Mom I would have moved back to Florida and the East Coast many years ago.

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    Wayne,

    Darn brother sorry to disapoint ya, but Im a "yankee transplant".
    Where I was born and raised isnt that much different than North Fl. Im from the Aderondacks in Upstate N.Y. Thats Upstate, NOT NYC! The difference between the two, is like the difference between North Fl. and South Fl. Also Ive still gota try Ken's BBQ. Im sick of Sony's BBQ.

    Nothing at all agenst forum members here from NYC or South Fl. I learned a long time ago, to judge people as individuals.

    Like Wayne said:
    *sorry for the thread highjack.
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    This may be one of those "if you knew the rest of the story" situations. As already pointed out having a stand-off over a BB gun is kind of weird. It is definitely over reaction on the part of the woman though, I've been shot many times with a BB gun and it's not that big of a deal. (We used to make wax pellets for our pellet gun wars.)
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    Great feed back from everyone. One thing others brought out that I have said before is how when I was a kid each kid had several mothers in my neighborhood. By that I mean if I did something stupid and a friend's mom saw me I would get a smack and sent home. To which my mother gave me a smack, (she didn't try to sue the other kids mother), and then grounded me. Grounded meant alone in your room with a book if you were lucky. Not a room full of electronic games and videos. Could this have something to do with our wimpy attitude and the poor manners and discipline our kids have today? Gee, let me guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by havegunjoe
    Great feed back from everyone. One thing others brought out that I have said before is how when I was a kid each kid had several mothers in my neighborhood. By that I mean if I did something stupid and a friend's mom saw me I would get a smack and sent home. To which my mother gave me a smack, (she didn't try to sue the other kids mother), and then grounded me. Grounded meant alone in your room with a book if you were lucky. Not a room full of electronic games and videos. Could this have something to do with our wimpy attitude and the poor manners and discipline our kids have today? Gee, let me guess.
    Yep - Sounds like my Mom too: "Mom, Dictator For Life". Our two adult kids still call my wife that now. You can guess mine.

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    Gotta agree about the lack of upbringing. We've just had new neighbors move into the apartment below us. On their first night here their young boy (first or second grade maybe) was still running around outside when I went to bed around 11:00pm. The next morning the in ground grill in the back lawn was destroyed ... hmmm, I wonder who did that? Sometimes I wish they'd make birth control retro active.

    As for the deadly BB gun assault, I think QK has the right response in mind. It's like a puppy sniffing a lit cigarette butt ... he'll only do it once!
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    Lol - Me Too

    Quote Originally Posted by gregarat
    So Im not the only one! What a relife. Our rules were no more than five pumps, or we used the good old Red Rider, we also aimed for non-vital areas of the body.
    I guess my generation is kinda wussy compaired to yours Wayne.

    The whoopins havnt changed for us though.
    If my parents found out another adult smacked me, my parents would automaticly smack me. Withought asking why. They knew if I got whacked, I deserved it!

    Now, If a parent finds out their kid got smacked by another adult. The parents file charges.
    We did the same thing. We didn't have the 5 pump rule, but we had a no head / no crown jewel shot rule.

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