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    We were brung up proper !


    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

    1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's !


    First, we survived being born to mothers who drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.

    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer....


    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.


    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.


    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.


    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle...


    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.


    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!


    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.


    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks 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 old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.


    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,

    No video/dvd films,

    No mobile 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.



    Only girls had pierced ears!



    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.



    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...



    We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,



    We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!



    RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on.....

    MERIT


    Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully's always ruled the playground at school.



    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

    They actually sided with the law!


    Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'


    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we 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.





    PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore


    Sandra
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    if you got up to no good and a copper saw you, he'd give you a clip round the ear, i used to hide in my front garden
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 209250
    if you got up to no good and a copper saw you, he'd give you a clip round the ear, i used to hide in my front garden
    Thse days are long gone Mick - different world nowadays

    Sandra
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkvilla, post: 209253
    Thse days are long gone Mick - different world nowadays

    Sandra
    i know, cant leave your front door open these days or your house would get ransacked

    in some ways its better now, but in more it was better then, people seemed more friendlier back then
    Mick

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    But no internet or forums Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkvilla, post: 209259
    But no internet or forums Mick

    Sandra
    lol didnt need them back then sandra
    Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 209261
    lol didnt need them back then sandra
    He still uses smoke signals Sandra

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    I agree, I had the best childhood, we played and played and played some more! We played kick ball and dodge ball( now you can't play dodge ball in school because someone might get hit!!!Duh, that was the whole point!!!) we rode bikes and took swim lessons ( everyone took swim lessons because the bus picked us up and took us home 3 days a week and our mothers were happy to get rid of us for 2 hours LOL!) We played freeze tag and street tag and went to the corner store for penny candy or a popsicle. When it rained we read for hours. We were allowed to take out 3 books a week from our library and we did. we played Capture the mountain and softball. We did not come in until dark, we did not ask our parents to drive us everywhere, we did not have junk food or pizza. We ate a home cooked meal6-7 nights a week and we did not complain ( unless there were turnips or sprouts ) We went to the matinee or the drive in as a special treat and were allowed to have pop(soda) Our parents were not our friends or companions, they did not entertain us. You did your homework because that was your job, they did not proof read or do your projects for you.( they would pick up your supplies if you told them 1 week prior to shopping day, if not oh well!!!) Those were the days!!!

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