Black People : Remembering the "Good ole days"

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  1. truetothecause

    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Greetings All!

    Received this in an email for the second time...thought I would share it here.

    Those Born 1920-1979

    READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED .

    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 were pregnant.

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

    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, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As infants &children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, 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 Kool-aid made with sugar, 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 street lights 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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or 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!

    These ge nerations have 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!

    If YOU are one of them , 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 were.

    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

    The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

    'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, floodi ng, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bi rd 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 watching over us...go ahead and delete this.

    For the rest of us...pass this ON!


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  2. hiphopolx

    hiphopolx Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you for sharing this Sis. T.T.T.C.

    Peace
     
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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ahhh childhood...HOW SWEET IT WAS.
     
  4. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is why i once had a sig that said "When I grow up, I wanna be a little kid!"

    imagine not having to run around always looking for batteries!

    Thanks for the memories, Sister TTTC
     
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    Yes truetothecause, I am one of those kids, raised in the 50's and 60's. Kids didn't have cars or have sex with their teachers either. They never talked back to another adult in the neighborhood, because that adult was like a secondary parent. Everyone who finished sixth grade could read. No one ever got shot, and prison was a place far far away. No one used cuss words in a song, and girl's couldn't shake their booties on t.v. either. Bad guys never won, and every story had a morale. Two parent household's was the norm and the expectation. We were told that we were poor, but looking back at that value system, I think we were truly wealthy.
     
  6. Zulile

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    "We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or chat rooms....... "...

    .. yet.. never sat around sighing "I'm bored"
     
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