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    Let's Talk About It > Times change but not always for the better,

    I found the following on the interest and wanted to share it as it rings so very true.

    Here’s to all of us born before 1979!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who 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 put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base 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 on our heads.
    As infants & 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. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
    We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren’t overweight.. WHY?
    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, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat room.
    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 would get 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 worm 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 poke 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.
    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to 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!
    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. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?

    November 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterSnoopySleuth

    I'd write more of a response, but my cell phone is ringing and I've got lots of pills to take. Darned if I didn't trip while running for my phone, too. I was carrying scissors and I just poked my left eye out.

    November 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterDave Knechel

    That ringing in your ear is probably tinnitus. A good dose of castor oil would do you more good than all those pills. Epsom salts works even better. Those two remedies will chase all your germs away and if not, the back door trots will give you some much needed exercise. Antibiotics have created super bugs or did you know that? Asphalt has created more floods.

    You would not have tripped running to the phone if you had not been wearing flip flops. They named that footwear all wrong...they should have been called Slip Plops. So you poked your eye out, big deal. God gave you a spare one.

    Oh, I love this place.

    November 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterSnoopySleuth

    I am going to make a prediction on the election. The race is going to be so close that we will not know who won for a least a week after the polls close. It will not be hanging chads this time but something more complicated.

    Here is Canada when they call an election, they campaign for approximately one month and then people vote. Twenty-four hours before the polls open on election day campaigning must cease and there is a black out on elections ads in the new outlets.

    November 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterSnoopySleuth

    Did either party mention gun control or the Stand Your Ground law in their campaign speeches??

    November 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterSnoopySleuth

    It looks like it will be "Divided we Stand" instead of "United we Stand".....

    November 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterSnoopySleuth