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Born During Best Times

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Wesley Briggman, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Wesley Briggman

    Wesley Briggman Active Member
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    Those of You Born
    1930 - 1979

    At the end of this Email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please Read what he Said.
    Very well stated, Mr. Leno.

    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

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

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

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,
    Locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode
    Our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

    As infants & children,
    We would ride in cars with no car seats,
    No booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

    Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon.
    We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar.
    And, we weren't overweight.

    Because we were
    Always outside playing...that's why!

    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 them 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 and X-boxes.
    There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
    No video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's,
    No cell phones, No personal computers, no Internet and no 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

    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 generations 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?
    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, flooding, severe thunderstorms
    tearing up the country from one end to another,
    and with the threat ofswine 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.
    A Small Prayer!

    God determines who walks into your life....it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.

    I need this back. If you'll do this for me, I'll do it for you.

    When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

    God bless my friend in whatever it is that You know they may need this day!
    And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity, and power
    as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you.

    Then send it on to five other people, including the one who sent it to you Within hours you will have caused a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.

    P. S... Five is good, but more is better.