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    Blagged from another site, so you may have seen already....

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS 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 smoked and/or 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 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!


    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

  • #2
    so True
    sigpic Cheshire & North Wales Region. Home of A&M Conversions


    • #3
      Lol, i wonder where that came from ......


      • #4
        Those were better days. Why did it change?


        • #5
          They were my childhood days to a tee I can remember taking back the VIMTO bottles & buying 1p sweets with the money. Frantastic great days You never had a watch on & was never late for lunch or tea


          • #6
            Its so, so true


            • #7
              Needed to wipe a nostalgic tear from my eye as I read that.....


              • #8
                All spot on apart from Mum did have to work to make ends meet


                • #9
                  spot on to much of a nanny state now,kids wrapped in cotton wool,stop whining and get on with it kid!!!!!!!!!!!!


                  • #10
                    All so very true


                    • #11
                      Cough --- cough -- couch.

                      It's true --- drinking, smoking, lying in bed, no exercise, eating all the wrong foods -- does you good.
                      We all know someone who is well into their eighties and has done all of the above and show no sign of ill health. It just seems that all the fitness freaks are the one's who come off worse after watching the calories and spending 2 hours in the gymn they still get more illness's that the baddies.

                      Right i'm off ta pub.