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Jul 18, 2021 12:47:09   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
this to all of you who survived the 1920's -- 1980's
first you survived being born to mothers who may have smoked or even drank while they were pregnant
they took aspirin and ate blu cheese dressing,tuna from a can,and weren't tested for diabetes.
then after that trauma you were put to sleep on your tummies,in a crib colored with bright lead based paints
you had no lids on childproof medicine bottles,locks on doors .and cabinets.
when you rode your bikes,you wore baseball caps-not helmets on your head.
as infants you rode in cars with no car seats ,no booster seats,no seat belts,no air bags,sometimes bald or retreaded tiresand bad brakes
riding in the back of a pickup truck was a joyful outing for you.
you drank water fro, a garden hose.
you shared a soft drink with three friends from the same bottle,and no one got sick or died.
you ate cupcakes,white bread,real butter and bacon.
you drank "kool aid"sweetened with white sugarand
you weren't overweight.
WHY???
because you always played long and hard outside.
that's why!!
you played all day.aslong as you were home before dark,noone cared. and we survived.
you spent hours building your go carts fron scrap lumber.
then ride them downhill,only to find you did not have brakes.and you survived
you did not have play station,nintendosor x boxes.
there were no video games,no 150 channel cable.
no movies on dvd,no surround sound or cds.
no cell phones,no personal computers,no imternet and no chat rooms
you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees ,had broken bones and lost teeth.
there were no law suits from these accidents.
you got spanked by belts ,switches,paddles and bare hands,and no one called child services to report abuse.
you ate worms and nud pies,and the worms did not live in you

you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees,got broken bones and teeth.
you were given bb guns about your tenth birthday,
made up games with sticks and tennis balls.
and though you were told it would happen,we didn't put out anyones eyes.
you rode your bikes for miles .went to your friends houses and knocked on their doors,or maybe just walked in
you entered little league tryouts,and not everyone nade the team
those who didn't make the team learned to live with the disappointment,or determined to get better and make the tean the next year
imagine that!!
you had to earn ,nothing was given.
if you broke the law ,the idea of parents bailing you out was un heard of.
parents actually sided with the law.

these generations have provided our nation with some of the best problem solvers and inventors ever.
the past 65 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
you as children had freedon ,failures successesand learned responsibility
and you survived
if you were born between 1925 and 1970
I COMMEND YOU
FOR YOU ARE SPECIAL

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Jul 18, 2021 13:10:28   #
HenryG Loc: Falmouth Cape Cod Massachusetts
 
badbobby wrote:
this to all of you who survived the 1920's -- 1980's
first you survived being born to mothers who may have smoked or even drank while they were pregnant
they took aspirin and ate blu cheese dressing,tuna from a can,and weren't tested for diabetes.
then after that trauma you were put to sleep on your tummies,in a crib colored with bright lead based paints
you had no lids on childproof medicine bottles,locks on doors .and cabinets.
when you rode your bikes,you wore baseball caps-not helmets on your head.
as infants you rode in cars with no car seats ,no booster seats,no seat belts,no air bags,sometimes bald or retreaded tiresand bad brakes
riding in the back of a pickup truck was a joyful outing for you.
you drank water fro, a garden hose.
you shared a soft drink with three friends from the same bottle,and no one got sick or died.
you ate cupcakes,white bread,real butter and bacon.
you drank "kool aid"sweetened with white sugarand
you weren't overweight.
WHY???
because you always played long and hard outside.
that's why!!
you played all day.aslong as you were home before dark,noone cared. and we survived.
you spent hours building your go carts fron scrap lumber.
then ride them downhill,only to find you did not have brakes.and you survived
you did not have play station,nintendosor x boxes.
there were no video games,no 150 channel cable.
no movies on dvd,no surround sound or cds.
no cell phones,no personal computers,no imternet and no chat rooms
you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees ,had broken bones and lost teeth.
there were no law suits from these accidents.
you got spanked by belts ,switches,paddles and bare hands,and no one called child services to report abuse.
you ate worms and nud pies,and the worms did not live in you

you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees,got broken bones and teeth.
you were given bb guns about your tenth birthday,
made up games with sticks and tennis balls.
and though you were told it would happen,we didn't put out anyones eyes.
you rode your bikes for miles .went to your friends houses and knocked on their doors,or maybe just walked in
you entered little league tryouts,and not everyone nade the team
those who didn't make the team learned to live with the disappointment,or determined to get better and make the tean the next year
imagine that!!
you had to earn ,nothing was given.
if you broke the law ,the idea of parents bailing you out was un heard of.
parents actually sided with the law.

these generations have provided our nation with some of the best problem solvers and inventors ever.
the past 65 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
you as children had freedon ,failures successesand learned responsibility
and you survived
if you were born between 1925 and 1970
I COMMEND YOU
FOR YOU ARE SPECIAL
this to all of you who survived the 1920's -- 1980... (show quote)

Well said bad Bob and We are special Bobby and the world has definatly gone SOFT !!!!!!!!

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Jul 18, 2021 13:13:09   #
Able Man Loc: North Coast (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
Why; thank you, badbobby! As far as "putting yer eye out" with a BB gun goes; I myself DID come very close, to doing just THAT!
Dad had to pay the "power company" to install a "telephone pole" on our property, as we were just far enough away from the road, to need a pole, about 50 or so feet from the house.
One day, not long after gaining possession of a brand new Daisy BB rifle; I got the bright idea to "shoot the telephone pole"... I was maybe 12 or 15 feet away from it, so; it wasn't gonna get away from ME!
Well, that BB done bounced straight back and hit me RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES!!! (It only left an "angry red mark", which faded away, in not too long a period of time.) ... Talk about "Lessons Learned"!!!

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Jul 18, 2021 13:14:17   #
GWM Loc: Santa Cruz CA
 
Amen to that

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Jul 18, 2021 17:27:35   #
dbed Loc: Brock, Nebraska southeast Ne.
 
Pretty much like my childhood except didn't have a bicycle and friends dad had me farming from time I was 8 didn't get to participate in baseball swimming and things that other kids were doing most of my friends were older farmers

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Jul 18, 2021 18:12:00   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
dbed wrote:
Pretty much like my childhood except didn't have a bicycle and friends dad had me farming from time I was 8 didn't get to participate in baseball swimming and things that other kids were doing most of my friends were older farmers
thats sad db
you missed a part of growing up that every kid should have

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Jul 18, 2021 18:41:25   #
Catfish hunter Loc: Riggins idaho
 
badbobby wrote:
this to all of you who survived the 1920's -- 1980's
first you survived being born to mothers who may have smoked or even drank while they were pregnant
they took aspirin and ate blu cheese dressing,tuna from a can,and weren't tested for diabetes.
then after that trauma you were put to sleep on your tummies,in a crib colored with bright lead based paints
you had no lids on childproof medicine bottles,locks on doors .and cabinets.
when you rode your bikes,you wore baseball caps-not helmets on your head.
as infants you rode in cars with no car seats ,no booster seats,no seat belts,no air bags,sometimes bald or retreaded tiresand bad brakes
riding in the back of a pickup truck was a joyful outing for you.
you drank water fro, a garden hose.
you shared a soft drink with three friends from the same bottle,and no one got sick or died.
you ate cupcakes,white bread,real butter and bacon.
you drank "kool aid"sweetened with white sugarand
you weren't overweight.
WHY???
because you always played long and hard outside.
that's why!!
you played all day.aslong as you were home before dark,noone cared. and we survived.
you spent hours building your go carts fron scrap lumber.
then ride them downhill,only to find you did not have brakes.and you survived
you did not have play station,nintendosor x boxes.
there were no video games,no 150 channel cable.
no movies on dvd,no surround sound or cds.
no cell phones,no personal computers,no imternet and no chat rooms
you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees ,had broken bones and lost teeth.
there were no law suits from these accidents.
you got spanked by belts ,switches,paddles and bare hands,and no one called child services to report abuse.
you ate worms and nud pies,and the worms did not live in you

you had friends and you went outside and found them
you fell out of trees,got broken bones and teeth.
you were given bb guns about your tenth birthday,
made up games with sticks and tennis balls.
and though you were told it would happen,we didn't put out anyones eyes.
you rode your bikes for miles .went to your friends houses and knocked on their doors,or maybe just walked in
you entered little league tryouts,and not everyone nade the team
those who didn't make the team learned to live with the disappointment,or determined to get better and make the tean the next year
imagine that!!
you had to earn ,nothing was given.
if you broke the law ,the idea of parents bailing you out was un heard of.
parents actually sided with the law.

these generations have provided our nation with some of the best problem solvers and inventors ever.
the past 65 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
you as children had freedon ,failures successesand learned responsibility
and you survived
if you were born between 1925 and 1970
I COMMEND YOU
FOR YOU ARE SPECIAL
this to all of you who survived the 1920's -- 1980... (show quote)


1955 and my hat is off to you sir. My Dad was born in 1925 and I learned a great respect for my elders. I recall everything mentioned here. Heck I didn’t even know what a phone was until I was in junior high and my friend from town had a party line phone. Nobody from out in the country where I lived had a telephone. We’d just walk, ride or drive two miles to the closest neighbor if we needed to talk to them and visa versa.

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Jul 19, 2021 04:38:23   #
Jarheadfishnfool Loc: Tulare, Ca.
 
Hello young man, yes I definitely remember the making of Orange fruit wooden crates with no brakes only a rope to steer and ended up in the leech line down the hill ! Worst part was i got a spanking for it,,,,,,,

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Jul 19, 2021 14:12:00   #
badbobby Loc: Humble Texas
 
Jarheadfishnfool wrote:
Hello young man, yes I definitely remember the making of Orange fruit wooden crates with no brakes only a rope to steer and ended up in the leech line down the hill ! Worst part was i got a spanking for it,,,,,,,


fond memories Jarhead

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Jul 19, 2021 14:49:08   #
Mooseman65 Loc: Seattle
 
Oorah to that brother. It’s all so true. Wish court took up the old common sense. Wouldn’t be tied up with all these BS lawsuits

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Jul 19, 2021 15:00:24   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
Able Man wrote:
Why; thank you, badbobby! As far as "putting yer eye out" with a BB gun goes; I myself DID come very close, to doing just THAT!
Dad had to pay the "power company" to install a "telephone pole" on our property, as we were just far enough away from the road, to need a pole, about 50 or so feet from the house.
One day, not long after gaining possession of a brand new Daisy BB rifle; I got the bright idea to "shoot the telephone pole"... I was maybe 12 or 15 feet away from it, so; it wasn't gonna get away from ME!
Well, that BB done bounced straight back and hit me RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES!!! (It only left an "angry red mark", which faded away, in not too long a period of time.) ... Talk about "Lessons Learned"!!!
Why; thank you, badbobby! As far as "putting ... (show quote)



one of my brothers shot the other in the eye caused a scattered cornea but he could still see ok

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Jul 19, 2021 15:03:44   #
Mooseman65 Loc: Seattle
 
Was NOT the guns fault tho. Dumbass kids or lack of education from parents. Most of the time kids messing even when they know better. But either way definitely not the guns fault

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Jul 19, 2021 15:20:01   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
right on the guns are only what a person does with them

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Jul 19, 2021 15:21:25   #
Mooseman65 Loc: Seattle
 
Absolutely. Leave it alone it’s as harmless as a spoon in your kitchen drawer

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Jul 19, 2021 17:18:56   #
Big A Loc: Gilbert, Arizona
 
Justoldjim wrote:
right on the guns are only what a person does with them


Exactly ! A gun is only a tool - it's
the person using it that's at fault should something untoward happen, not the tool's ! If somebody stabbed someone else with a kitchen utensil, would they start banning
kitchenware ?

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