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Old 10-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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For all the older folks


Saw this on Facebook and got a kick out of reading it. How true it is (was)!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930's, 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and Early 80's !!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking. As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren't overweight because...... YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You 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 you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem . You 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 mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local teams 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 you out if you 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. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And 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 our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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That's great and every bit of it's so true. Too bad I would have never seen it if you didn't post it because I'm one of the few people left that doesn't have (or will ever have) Facebook.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Kids these days!!!

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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ThToo bad I would have never seen it if you didn't post it because I'm one of the few people left that doesn't have (or will ever have) Facebook.
I never post or have information listed there. Just have an account to keep an eye on my kid lol. It seems to me to be more of an accepted data farming "virus". So actually, you're not alone.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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I am on the tail end of that but so true and funny.

I was supposedly one of the first group of teens in the US to have a cellphone. Someone approached my friends and I at an event and wanted to see if we, with consent of our parents, would participate in a program where we got free cellphones. Basically, this company wanted to see if cellphones could fit into a teenage lifestyle and be a profitable market. That kind of trips me out some times.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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You know what we call kids back then with beepers in jr or high school? They were either a drug dealer or a punk asses.

I remember when I worked they provided skytel beepers that had text message then progress to the first nextels...

Also not having a Facebook page doesn't mean you're not being tracked. You're on the internet for one and you have a cell or maybe a smart phone. You probably shop with credit cards and such and your personal information is already in their database...

You want privacy, go off the grid up in the mountains or deep in the forest w/o those electronic items otherwise you're just providing less not no data.
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thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #8
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I wish any of this applied to me.

1993 was a good year..
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #9
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Also not having a Facebook page doesn't mean you're not being tracked. You're on the internet for one and you have a cell or maybe a smart phone. You probably shop with credit cards and such and your personal information is already in their database...

You want privacy, go off the grid up in the mountains or deep in the forest w/o those electronic items otherwise you're just providing less not no data.
It's not about being tracked as I'm sure big brother can find out whatever they want about anyone. For me it's about keeping some things sacred. I don't feel the need to tell everyone and their dog every single detail of my life. And the simple fact that it's making it so people have no clue how to have social interactions with people in real life is a little concerning to say the least. Maybe if I was in my early 20's and not married I could find a use for it.
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I don't qualify but I do agree with this somewhat. Every one these days is too concerned about being sterile and neat. However it wasn't all bad for me as a kid. I'm 16 now but when I was in elementary school I did spend a good amount of time playing outside with the neighborhood kids. Sure there was playing of computer games too but there was a fairly good balance.
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I don't feel the need to tell everyone and their dog every single detail of my life.
I tend to agree with your post and look at facebook and similar as public record. I am sorry but I do need to correct your post.

It's not about telling everyone and their dog every single detail of your life.

It's about telling everyone about your dog and every single detail of their life.

It makes more sense after that, haha
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I couldn't agree more
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:50 AM   #13
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I tend to agree with your post and look at facebook and similar as public record. I am sorry but I do need to correct your post.

It's not about telling everyone and their dog every single detail of your life.

It's about telling everyone about your dog and every single detail of their life.

It makes more sense after that, haha
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I don't qualify but I do agree with this somewhat. Every one these days is too concerned about being sterile and neat. However it wasn't all bad for me as a kid. I'm 16 now but when I was in elementary school I did spend a good amount of time playing outside with the neighborhood kids. Sure there was playing of computer games too but there was a fairly good balance.
I played a lot outside also. And I spent a lot of time programming computers also. And it was a fairly good mix. Of course provramming was in Fortran. On a mainframe you rented time and space on.
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......I'm one of the few people left that doesn't have (or will ever have) Facebook.
I'm not drinking the Kool-aide either, no facebook for me.


We didn't need uniforms to play baseball, we didn't need bases either. Home plate was a garbage can lid, 1st was shingle, 2nd was a brick, 3 was pc of ply wood scrape. If you hit to Right field it was an out 'cuse you never had enough guys.

You didn't need a helmet to ride your bike.

If you wanted a pop, you spend the morning searching for empty pop bottle for the refund money.

Candy bars were 5cents

If the neighbors dog bit you, it was you fault for teasing the dog and good enough for you, did you learn your lesson.

You never dreamed of being disrespectful to a teacher, cop or any other adult.
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