A SNIPPET FROM OLDLANCSMAN
This peice of writing comes from a circular i received through the post, i thought i would pass it on to a wider audience, enjoy.
To all the kids who survived the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s,
First we survived being put to sleep on our tummies in cribs covered with bright coloured lead-based paints. we had no childproof lids on medicine bottles,locks on doors or cabinets,and we rode our bikes without helmets. We would ride in cars without booster seats,no seat belts,no air bags,bald tyres and sometimes NO brakes. We ate worms and mud pies and drank water from a garden hose and not from a bottle,and no one died from this.We ate cakes, white bread, real butter and bacon, We drank lemonade made with real white sugar,and we weren,t overwieght.WHY? because we were always outside playing.....thts why. 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 OK. We would spend hours biulding our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill,only to find out we had forgot the brakes...after running into the bushes a few times; we learned to solve the problem. We did,nt have play stations,Nintendos,sky tv, dvds,mobiles,or laptops.WE HAD FRIENDS.-and we went outside to find them. We fell out of trees, got cut,broke bones and teeth, and NO ONE GOT SUED. At school not everyone came out on top or made the sports team, those who did,nt had 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. Our generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers,and inventors ever. Witness the past 50yrs of innovation and new ideas.. We had freedom, failure,success,and responsability and we learned how to deal with it all. If YOU are one of those born between 1925-1970. CONGRATULATIONS FRIEND, YOU,RE BEAUTIFUL AS YOU ARE.