Monday, October 17, 2005

Raven's Lullaby

>>TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1940'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!
>>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 our lives for
>>our own good.
>
>>and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
>>how brave their parents were.
>>
>> Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors,
>>doesn't it?!


2 Comments:

Anonymous Strixy said...

HEY! You're not supposed to run with scissors!

;)

9:50 PM  
Blogger Nephilim said...

*smiles

Hi Strixy, thanks for checking out my blog....good to see you

1:27 PM  

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