Tracy Angelina Evans (tinhuviel) wrote in 67club,
Tracy Angelina Evans

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Observations to which I think we all at relate

Yobbed with kind permission from crystalsage

  1. We survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

  2. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

  3. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

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

  5. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

  6. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

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

  8. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle nobody actually died from this.

  9. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because of it.

  10. We were typically outside playing, often with our friends, even in the rain.

  11. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

  12. No one was able to reach us all day, yet we were OK.

  13. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride 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.

  14. We did not have video games, only a handful of TV channels, no VCRs or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms... yet we were entertained.

  15. We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

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

  17. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

  18. 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.

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

  20. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law.

  21. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it!

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