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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb SRW It is a wonder we made it through!

    Dedicted To WHT's Golden Oldies

    TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the

    1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.

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

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


    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 pick up on a warm day was always a special treat

    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 and real butter and drank soda pop 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 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.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell 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.

    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, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

    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!

    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 are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

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    The list is an oldie, but I never get tired of seeing it. Brings back good memories.
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    I'm indeed thankful to GOD for giving me such a nice and comfortable life - i have all the facilities.

    THANK YOU ALLAH!
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    Just the thought of it makes me shudder.

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    Originally posted by TalkMilitary
    The list is an oldie, but I never get tired of seeing it. Brings back good memories.
    Yeh. It doesn't seem like so long ago it was posted here.

    Still a goody though.
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    Sorry I didn't know it had been posted before. It is hard to beleive somebody else sat and wrote the exact same thoughts as myself, and to think it took me hours to compose. mile:

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    Sorry I didn't know it had been posted before. It is hard to beleive somebody else sat and wrote the exact same thoughts as myself, and to think it took me hours to compose. mile:

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    Originally posted by D1esel
    Don't tell me you wrote that yourself?
    Would I lie to you.

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    Sorry I didn't know it had been posted before. It is hard to beleive somebody else sat and wrote the exact same thoughts as myself, and to think it took me hours to compose. mile:
    One of life's amazing coincidences.

    . . .and speaking of amazing coincidences - I was whistling along to a song while getting into my ute and that exact song came on the radio as I started the ute.
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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob
    One of life's amazing coincidences.

    . . .and speaking of amazing coincidences - I was whistling along to a song while getting into my ute and that exact song came on the radio as I started the ute.
    Was the song.

    Bob the builder.
    can we fix it, yes we can, can we fix it, yes we can

    or

    Bridge over the River Kwai
    give all the military type chatter going on


    or

    Onward Christian Soldier
    (as a Catholic we were never allowed to sing that song as kids)

    Doc

    really am going to have to cut down on my daily dose of ABC Kids
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    Re: SRW It is a wonder we made it through!

    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    >> Dedicted To WHT's Golden Oldies

    Around here, you don't have to be very old to be old. Somehow I went from being one of the younger people with many of my friends to being one of the older ones with anything to do with the Web. I never saw the middle.

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

    We used to sing in the back of the pick-up truck going out to the summer pastures for the horses. We thought that no one could hear us, but we found out later that they could. One time we brought our sleeping bags because we were making the trip in the evening. On the way back, we lay in the bags in the back of the pick-up and looked up at the stars as we were going along the freeway. I still remember that evening as one of the special times of my childhood.

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

    You mean that's bad for us? I missed the memo, er, email. Hose water is fine as long as you let it run a bit first to clear out the bugs and the warm water from the hose sitting in the sun.

    >> 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.

    This part makes me sad. With predators and cell phones to hinder their freedom, kids today will never know the independence we (the "older" ones) had. It never occurred to us that we should be reachable. We just lived our lives.

    >> 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.

    We built rafts to get across the creek that grew in the back field in the winter and dried up in the summer. It wasn't that wide, so a leaky raft wasn't a problem as long as we could push ourselves across the stream fast.

    >> We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

    Yeah.

    More memories, anyone?

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    Originally posted by TheDoctor
    Was the song.

    Bob the builder.
    can we fix it, yes we can, can we fix it, yes we can

    or

    Bridge over the River Kwai
    give all the military type chatter going on


    or

    Onward Christian Soldier
    (as a Catholic we were never allowed to sing that song as kids)
    Nope, it was Hotel California by The Eagles.
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    Re: Re: SRW It is a wonder we made it through!

    Originally posted by writespeak
    . . . More memories, anyone?
    - Being 10 and riding our bikes on the road.
    - Going away all day, without telling our parents where we were.
    - Having shanghighs (sp?) hanging out of our back pockets.
    - No seat belts in the back seat of the family wagon.
    - Buying smokes for my parents at the corner store.

    And the list goes on . . .

    We have 5 kids and we keep a very tight leash on them, and nothing like when I was growing up. I was talking to Mrs Aussie Bob about this last night, and reflecting on how different times are, as compared to when we grew up. I think some things have definently improved for the better, but sometimes you wonder.
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    Cracker night.
    Bombfires.
    Three Penny Bangers.
    Peter's Pals
    Coke a Cola's YoYo demo's
    Crystal sets
    Hoola Hoops
    Bodgies & Widgies
    Jaffas
    Smarties
    Take away Fish & Chips on Fridays.
    Picture threatre on Saturday afternoon.
    Circus
    Hobart Regatta
    Sydney To Hobart Yacht race each Christmas
    Leaving the house unlocked ( I still do that)
    Dikky seat in the backof cars.
    Wind out widscreens
    Ice Fridge
    20 cents in the slot TV
    Dig your own Dunny
    Night watchman emptying the toilet each week.
    Cloths copper for washing the cloths
    Manual Cloths wringer


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