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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    People Over 35 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 70's 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.
    * Lets not mention the extreme risks we took hitchhiking.
    * As children, we would ride in cars with no seatbelts 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.
    * 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 our 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!)
    * 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.
    * 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.
    * This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and 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!
    * People under 30 are WIMPS!
     
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  3. JaimeMarie

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    I'm a wimp cause I'm still 20-10 hahaha for 12 more days at least than I'll have to be 20-11.

    Actually I kind of fall into the either or side. I had a nintendo, but played outside most of the time, i remember having to be home by 7pm in the summer.
    btw Grammy I had never seen that one before.
     
  4. kinderkids

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    Grammy that is great and SO true! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. DizneeTeachR

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    I remember doing a lot of these...How did we ever survive?!? Plus sharing "abc" gum with my best friend ( I know gross)!!!
     
  6. MissFrizzle

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    Yep, my whole life just flashed before my eyes! Wow, how things have changed..... I don't really feel old because of it, I kind of feel nostalgic for those days.... even the bad ones... alot of kids today don't know how to play... everything needs to be a "play date" GIVE ME A BREAK
     
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    Thanks for sharing with us, Grammy. Those were the days. Times sure have changed since then.
     
  8. Grammy Teacher

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    When I was "little," we could trick or treat by ourselves, running all over the town AFTER DARK..when it was spooky and fun! I do feel sorry for today's younger kids...they will never know.
     
  9. MorahMe

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    Grammy, you lived in a safe world...but, believe it or not, some of "wimps" did get a small glimpse of it...unfortunately, not enough!
     
  10. love2teach

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    I was born in the 80's...but a lot of these are true for me!! I did have ninteno, but it was BRAND new....and we had time limits on how long we could play...then we were outside or doing something else creative! I feel sorry for today's kids!
     
  11. teacherkasey

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    Ah, the good old days...lol

    :love: Thanks for sharing that.Good thing I turned 30 on Monday or I would have been considered one of those wimps...lol. I was picturing myself playing outside with my friends and falling off of the see saw in first grade. What wonderful memories. It makes me kinda sad when my "kids" complain that they can't take their GameBoys (or whatever the heck else they play) outside in the afternoons. Wish they knew how much fun things used to be:D .
     

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