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The good old days (You guys are probably too young to remember)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 88Silverado, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. 88Silverado

    88Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Congratulations on being a survivor of the times....

    Was this before your time?

    We licked the beaters and didn't have anyone telling us we were going to become deathly ill from eating batter with raw eggs in it!

    At Easter time, we had our dyed Easter eggs in a nest on the counter and they sat out at room temperature for the week after Easter. We would peel one whenever we felt like it.

    I Can't Believe We Made It!

    If you lived as a child in the 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's. Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have... As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

    Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. Not to mention hitchhiking to town as a young kid!

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode 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 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. No cell phones. Unthinkable...

    We played dodge ball and sometimes the ball would really hurt. We got cut, broke bones and broke teeth, and there were no law suits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us. Remember accidents?

    We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

    We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank sugar soda but we were never overweight...we were always outside playing games, we shared grape soda with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games at all, 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms....we had friends. We went outside and found them.

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rung the bell and just walked in and talked to them. Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By our-selves! Out there in the cold, cruel world! Without a guardian. How did we do it?

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever.

    Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

    Some students weren't as smart as others so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade....Horrors. Tests were not adjusted for any reason.

    Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law, imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has 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're one of them.


    This is how we grew up as kids before lawyers and government regulated our lives for our own good.
     
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    If I wasn't so tired from work, I would turn every one of those around one by one to show how things seem to be today. Yep I remember growing up like that. What the hell happened? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    I remember that very well. All true, too.
     
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    I think someone should show Paul (CanmoreK5) this thread, I think he'd enjoy it... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I can relate to all of those. I had a little red wagon, steering, but no brake's, I remember hitting the neighbor's fence at about [what seemed like 20] but in reality was only around 5. Still what a rush, especially the dip at the bottom of the hill. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    im only 18 and i can relate to some of that stuff. My best memory from being a little kid is every summer my brother dad and i would build a go-kart to go down the hill in, i dont know how many times i roilled one of them over on myself, or how ma ny mailboxes i took out in em! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Hmmmm... my family didn't get a computer worth doing anything until about 6 years ago... Dad had this computer from the 80's... a kaypro somethin or another I think it was....

    I don't think I ever talked on the phone more than once a week for like 5 minutes...

    And playing with friends was pretty cool... so was walking across town to the mall because my parents wouldn't take me and I'm not a lazy mofo (well, I wasn't) /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    hmmm.... yeah... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I miss my Green Schwinn Sting Ray with the banana seat /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    i had someof the good ol days but missedthe really good ones by about eight or ten years,i wish i was my age at the time i was born, orwell in 68 so i could see the 68 model year new cars and trucks :d

    i thinkit would be cool to see 1955 too

    wish was a time machine, but hey thats never gonna happen

    oh well
     
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    Times change, people change, technology moves forward, canmore gets mad....

    Bad things must've happened to some people. Cause things sure are different now. BTW, I have 3 Meghan's law letters for my town. It's unlikely my daughter will walk alone to a friends house any time soon... Just the way the times have changed.

    Sorry for the edit,and I really don't mean to sound rude, but [ QUOTE ]
    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games at all, 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms....we had friends. We went outside and found them.

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    It always strikes me as ironic that this whole idea circulates on the internet, and includes that statement...

    Ok, sorry for the second edit;
    It irks the crap out of me when I'm in the drug store and see a 12-14 year old girl dressed like a $20 hooker, or Britney Spears. It pisses me off even more to see her mom dressed even skimpier. So one thing I would like to add to that list would be
    "The days when a teen pregnancy was a scandal, and the guy that got her pregnant married her, and they were a family".
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    "Back when politicians were lawyers first, and not businessmen."

    The way stuff looks now, I'm afraid the big style will be Nudity by the time my daughters in high school.
     
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    Yes, good old times. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I'm only 19 but many of those above statements apply to the way I was raised and I wouldn't have it any other way.

    So, I totally agree with how our world is changing for the worst (I would love to have grown up in the 50's or so)...BUT, let me offer you this thought /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif...
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    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.


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    Well, maybe it's this generation we have to blame. This generation of tough kids that lived through it all are responsible for making the video entertainment industry so big, for filing lawsuits when their kids get hurt at the neighbor's house, for altering school rules "for the better" to accomodate their child's "special" need, for banning shooting BB guns in the neighborhood because of safety even though they as children shot .22's at the crows out the back window, and for...need I go on? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Oh man, when is this friggin' thing going to disappear for good? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    I really miss my Rock-em Sock-em Robots /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    Yep I remember growing up like that. What the hell happened?


    [/ QUOTE ] People lost respect for each other

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    Oh man, when is this friggin' thing going to disappear for good?


    [/ QUOTE ] This one's for you my friend /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    My god, after reading that, i feel old /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    AMEN Brother!!!! I miss my Big-Wheel...I remember picking up eggs at the store that were stacked on the floor isles..and not in the cooler... I remeber staying up on Sunday nights to watch "The Wonderful World of Disney" with my folks and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"....
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I remember staying up on Sunday nights to watch "The Wonderful World of Disney" with my folks and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"....

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    i remember that quite well and i even got my kids to watch davy Crockett and they love it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I remember roller skates with metal wheels that you strapped onto your shoes and adjusted with a little key........

    How about that jello crap that was called 3...2...1...

    I also remember when kids never called adults by their first name, is was always Mr. so and so or Mrs. so and so...

    Guess I am showing my age...

    John
     
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    Well, gee wiz, beav, I guess we'll have to tell mom that we stained the sheets... Or else she'll be real mad... Golly...
     
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    We licked the beaters and didn't have anyone telling us we were going to become deathly ill from eating batter with raw eggs in it!

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    MMMMMMMMMnnnn! Nothing better than pound cake batter fresh from the beaters /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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