O/T..............................Over 30

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Annieoakley
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 1/28/2006 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   

OVER 30...

People over 30 should be dead. Here's why.

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were
kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early probably
shouldn't have survived.

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

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.)

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.

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

Horrors!

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it,
but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

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

We would spend hours building ou r 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 street lights came on .

No one was able to reach us all day.

NO CELL PHONES!!!!!

Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound,
personal cell phones, personal computers , or Internet chat rooms .

We had friends! We went outside and found
them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt .

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

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home 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.

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 . 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 have 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! Congratulations!

Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good !!!!!



Jules22871
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 142
   Posted 1/28/2006 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
*Stands up and applauds loudly*
Motorcycle wreck 8-27-2004, 119 fx from right hip down to ankle, 9 surgeries so far.  I am Thankful to God that I am alive and still have my leg.
 
Ones who say it cannot be done should stop interupting those that are doing it.


james73
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 200
   Posted 2/17/2006 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
so true and I am just over 30 and lived like that ....to bad life wasnt the same still.....

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.


FamilyGuy
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   Posted 2/17/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
*sheepish grin* Yes I admit it, I ran with a sucker in my mouth. :-)
Jon
 
"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
-- Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-81), Swiss philosopher, poet
 
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els
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 2/18/2006 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Gosh Annie, I used to do all this (32 here).  I still have scars on my knees from skateboarding with the boys, a scar on hip from climbing a barbed wire fence and 2 pins in my leg from falling out of the tree that was in our back yard.

I wouldn't do it any other way..........


~elisha
 


jessicaanne
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 2/18/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  I love this post I'm 30 I did all those ....great memories
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