greatest generations of Americans were born between 1925 and 1970.
Americans born after 1970 are soft and spoiled.
No matter what our
kids And the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!! OUR
Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born 1925 - 1970 : At the end Of this email is quote
of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, Please
Read what he Said. Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930s, '40s, '50s,'60s and '70s!!
First, we survived Being born to mothers who may have 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-based 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 and Children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no
booster seats, no seat belts, No air bags, bald tires and sometimes
Riding in the Back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a
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
We did not Have Play Stations, Nintendo and X-boxes. There were No
video games, No 150 channels on cable, No video movies Or DVDs, No
surround-sound or CDs, No cell phones, No personal computers, No
Internet and No chat rooms. WE HAD FRIENDS And we went Outside and
We fell out Of trees, got cut, Broke bones and Teeth, And there were
No lawsuits From those 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 worms, And mud pies Made from dirt, And The worms did Not
live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our
12th, rode horses, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and -
although we were Told it would happen- we did not put out very many
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 To 85 years have seen 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 those born Between 1925-1970, 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. While you are at it, forward it
to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors,
doesn't it ? ~~~~~~~
The quote of the month by Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornados,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms
tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat
of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time
to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
For those that
prefer to think that God is not in control...go ahead and delete
this. For the rest of us..... please pass this on.