If you were born in 1980 or before.....
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March 5th, 2009 07:34 PM
We really wanted one of those "color" TV's when they came out, but we weren't sure about those 'touch tone' phones when they came out. LOL. I won't say my age..... but I was born at the same time TV first came out. No channel surfing necessary, there was only one TV station in the area at the time... and it just got started.
So, you 40 + yr olds and younger, have all had it easy.......
March 5th, 2009 07:34 PM
March 5th, 2009 07:36 PM
Some of the things we did with over the counter fireworks and gunpowder would have us in jail or on a watch list.
I still think Yosemite Sam is my hero!LMAO
GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed
March 5th, 2009 07:57 PM
"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
-The Mist (2007)
March 5th, 2009 08:09 PM
March 5th, 2009 08:39 PM
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
March 5th, 2009 09:48 PM
Great post...My 30+ friends crowd just discussed this same thing the other day, then to read it on here was just too funny! Thanks for sharing!
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March 6th, 2009 11:39 AM
The first Remington in my family had a TAB key instead of a trigger!
Originally Posted by GBS
Infowars- Proving David Hannum right on a daily basis
March 6th, 2009 05:05 PM
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 50's, 60's and 70'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 get tested 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 we rode 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
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a
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 ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda
pop 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 back when 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 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 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 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.
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
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.
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!
March 6th, 2009 07:56 PM
Very good... and you are right.
March 6th, 2009 08:47 PM
Evening entertainment was listening to The lone Ranger, Dragnet, Amos and Andy, and the Shadow. All on AM radio.
When we wern't working at cutting wood, pulling weeds, doing laundry (hanging the clothes on an outside clothes line), Washing dishes, cleaning house (sweeping and dusting by hand), and any thing else my parents could think for us to do; we went hunting in the woods for small game to eat, or fished in the creek for whatever would bite. There was very little true play time, then we played with homemade toys or make believe toys. We carried water fo drinking and washing. Looking back, life was really great because we were never bored.
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