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A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! #2747253
02/27/20 11:44 PM
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Born 1925-1955

The best years to be born in the history of Earth & we got to experience it all. Thank God for all the times, the adventures, wars won, technology developed. Generations after future generations will never experience what we did. What a generation we turned out to be.
Those of Us Born
1925 - 1955

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.
~~~~~~~~~
TO ALL THE
KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank - While they were pregnant.
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-based 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 and 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.
WHY?
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 OKAY.
We would spend hours building
Our go-carts out of scraps and
then ride them down the hill,
Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned To Solve the problem.
We did not Have Play Stations, Nintendo
and X-boxes. There were
No video games,
No 150 channels on cable,
No video movies
Or DVDs,
No surround-sound
or CDs,
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
Lost teeth,
And there were
No lawsuits
From those accidents.
We would get
Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
And no one would call child services to report abuse.
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,
22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,
made up games with sticks and
tennis balls, and
-although we were
Told it would happen- we did not put out 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 60 to 85 years
Have seen 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 those born
Between 1925-1955, 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 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
by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes,tornadoes,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

For those who prefer to think that God is not
watching over us...
go ahead and delete this.

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: 62maxwgn] #2747278
02/28/20 06:55 AM
02/28/20 06:55 AM
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Perfect Bill ..

But you were born in the sixties, werent you ? .... wave

All above still applied .. for the most part in normal families .

If you were born a couple years after the six pack option was avaiable -thats when it all went
down the toilet ..

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: sogtx] #2747281
02/28/20 07:48 AM
02/28/20 07:48 AM
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maybe 1860's... whistling wave

I was born in the 60's and most all of that applied...

Pong was the beginning of the end...


69 Dart 12.32 at 109 mph...

72 Duster 11.66 at 113 mph...

70 Satellite 17's somewhere...

65 Coronet on the 5 year plan

65 Bel II still on the 10 year plan...

skickermotorsports...

Destroying perfectly good chit for 35 years and counting...
Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: skicker] #2747318
02/28/20 10:33 AM
02/28/20 10:33 AM
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Lol
Pong
Bet 90% on this board are too old of too young
I had to think about PONG
Maybe pacman .. lol

I had a little battlestar gallactica handheld game
I cannot remember exactly what year -78?

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: sogtx] #2747336
02/28/20 11:38 AM
02/28/20 11:38 AM
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All that applies to me, I was born in 1958 and had a pong, that is what soured me on video games and I never went back! I worked for Motorola and we invented the cell phone, I believe that is the one invention that screwed up future generations... frown


The funny thing about science is that if you change one miniscule parameter you change the entire outcome to the way you want it.

JB Rhinehart, Realist

A-Body's RULE!
Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: 62maxwgn] #2747337
02/28/20 11:39 AM
02/28/20 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 62maxwgn
Born 1925-1955

The best years to be born in the history of Earth & we got to experience it all. Thank God for all the times, the adventures, wars won, technology developed. Generations after future generations will never experience what we did. What a generation we turned out to be.
Those of Us Born
1925 - 1955

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.
~~~~~~~~~
TO ALL THE
KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank - While they were pregnant.
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-based 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 and 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.
WHY?
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 OKAY.
We would spend hours building
Our go-carts out of scraps and
then ride them down the hill,
Only to find out that we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned To Solve the problem.
We did not Have Play Stations, Nintendo
and X-boxes. There were
No video games,
No 150 channels on cable,
No video movies
Or DVDs,
No surround-sound
or CDs,
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
Lost teeth,
And there were
No lawsuits
From those accidents.
We would get
Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
And no one would call child services to report abuse.
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,
22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,
made up games with sticks and
tennis balls, and
-although we were
Told it would happen- we did not put out 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 60 to 85 years
Have seen 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 those born
Between 1925-1955, 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 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
by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes,tornadoes,
fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist
attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

For those who prefer to think that God is not
watching over us...
go ahead and delete this.


Or more succinctly:

"only the strong survive"?


"I am really smart"
Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: jcc] #2747340
02/28/20 11:47 AM
02/28/20 11:47 AM
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Born in 1957 here. My childhood was amazing, I wouldn't re-do anything. Every time I got a bloody nose, I learned something. Kids today & 30 years ago were raised in a protective bubble & everybody was a winner (everybody raised this way was a LOSER when it came to life-lessons). Graduated HS in 1976 - the tail end of the musclecar & cruising era. Good cars could be found, but you really had to look hard for them. Girls were sexy & guys chased them - that was nature & everything just worked. Not today. Street racing & cruising was alive & well in 1976, but not for long. Just glad I lived it all. It was the best of times.


No Man With A Good Car Needs To Be Justified
Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2747353
02/28/20 12:42 PM
02/28/20 12:42 PM
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So Near, Yet So Far
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Yup. Born October '51; not only survived childhood, but have tried to retain as much as practical ever since... laugh2
Another thing to remember is we were - or at least I was - surrounded at a young age by WW2 vets and those who'd lived through the Depression.
Those people were certainly not weak, and most all of the values they held have proven their wisdom.

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: topside] #2747420
02/28/20 03:36 PM
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born in 67 i talk to my boy hood friends and we are like how did we not die
tennis ball cannon from pop cans and litter fluid
drinking out of garden hose
we would ride i bikes to the river about 3 miles no sidewalks or bike trails over a a major highway down a hill that non of us could ride back so had to walk back up

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: theraif] #2747448
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February of '55. Only time we watched Saturday morning cartoons was if it was raining or just too cold to be outside. Camping in the woods behind the house and swimming in a pond or damming up the creek to make a swimming hole. Playing Army with BB guns in the woods (fortunately no one shot somebody else's eye out). Riding our bikes all over Hell's Half Acre as my Dad would say. Building forts and treehouses in the woods.
Those were the good old days. up
And we had a Pong also. IIRC, by the time it came along I was into cars (and girls wink ) and didn't play it much.



Tim


'71 Charger 383/727
'17 Challenger SXT (Wifeys car wink )
'00 Dakota QC 5.9 5 spd.
Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: I_bleed_MOPAR] #2747678
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Its the old age rant, it comes up when your life cycle is starting to end. It starts when you realize your country isnt so great [except for the top 2%.] Womens rights, black lives matter, gender crap, gay crap, road rage,[our men died in wars for this [censored]] hate, more hate, political partys have milked the country dry, and openly been bought by lobbyist, Removed God from everything . And you cant do ANYTHING about it, but realize how far away this country has became from the country you grew up in that..............................................................

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: 62maxwgn] #2747691
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Worst year to live through?

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive

To be born at all In any year is to win a roughly 100 million to one lottery.

We were lucky to avoid nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

If you started collecting Social Security benefits prior to 2005 you benefitted from the largest “Pyramid Scam” in history and got out way more than you put in, even after accounting for 6% interest and 4% inflation.
Citizens paying SS taxes today, as late entries to the Pyramid will “feel the burn.”
Be sure to stop at “Doughton Park” on the Blue Ridge parkway and say:
“Farmer Bob Doughton” I wish FDR had been convinced by your true argument, and had not threatened to take the Blue Ridge parkway make-jobs project out of your congressional district.

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: 62maxwgn] #2748007
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Nostalgic ramblings from those who are viewing society through the eyeglasses of experience. Reality is that children today own their world the same as we did then. They do not feel they are missing out and have adapted their lifestyles to those activities and environments they are surrounded by. In 50 years there will be nostalgia for the simply days of calling on Alexa, being able to Uber anywhere, and not having to do some thing we can't even imagine now.

Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: jcc] #2748352
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1925 chance of dying
In the first 28 days of life: 4%
In the first year of life: 8%

Average life expectancy: 57 years.

1955 chance of dying
In the first 28 days of life: 2%
In the first year of life: 3%

Average life expectancy: 70 years.

2019 chance of dying
In the first 28 days of life: (couldn't find numbers, but in 2013 it was 0.4%)
In the first year of life: .05%

Average life expectancy: 78.7 years


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Re: A "bit" long but worth reading if so minded ! [Re: Orange_Crush] #2748433
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Ya, me to. I came out real good. Even owned a Plymouth in the good days.
Went through the drugs, and still ok.
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