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Old 03 September 2004, 06:40   #1
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Its not my fault so it must be yours.

I thought this was quite relevent to the problems Louise had with the Treasure Hunt


According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were
kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip flops and fluorescent 'clackers' on our wheels.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle- tasted the same.

We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles 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 before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day and noone minded.

We did not have Playstations, no video games at all. No 99 chanels on TV no videotape movies. no surround sound, no mobile phones,no personal computers,no internet chat rooms. We had friends we went outside and found them.

We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it.

We walked to friend's homes.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live inside us forever

We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.

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.Imagine that!

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!
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Old 03 September 2004, 06:46   #2
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Yeah! It makes you wonder how we did survive...
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Old 03 September 2004, 06:50   #3
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It's not the risk taking....... it's the stuff some peeps say/do afterwards these days

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....4817#post64817


Did anyone get Bears........

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Old 03 September 2004, 07:06   #4
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Memories of my child hood were brought flooding back the other day whilst in Halfords.

The Chopper is back!!
Are those were the day's, wot a fine bike it was so much so that I have just order the new one!!!

Only thing missing and I guess that is down to health and safety and all that jazz, is the gear shift mounted on the cross bar.
The amount of time I "caught" myself on that it is suprising my daughter ever got here!
Oh maybe she is not mine, where is that poxy milkman!

Regards with fond memories
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Old 03 September 2004, 07:09   #5
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could be lessening the risk of osteoporosis tho'

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Oh maybe she is not mine, where is that poxy milkman!

Regards with fond memories
Now that's a serious risk!!!!!!


Respect!!!!! (to the missus)

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Old 03 September 2004, 14:14   #6
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what about the kids in the 40's??
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Old 03 September 2004, 14:18   #7
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Tell us then...


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Old 03 September 2004, 14:31   #8
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poxy milkman

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what about the kids in the 40's??

Don't know not that old yet, am a child of 69!
That 1969

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Well said....

.....Scurvy Crew. Some good mempories from that one although you forgot the one about capming out in the local woods with baked beans and your dads wood pile hatchet to protect you against wild animals of the four legged kind...........ahhhhh happy days.
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