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Shamelessly nicked!! But thought it was a cracker and would like to share with you all.

 

 

 

 

WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER !

 

"And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993"!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's !

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos...

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

 

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos...

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on a Sunday, somehow we didn't starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks 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 old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,

no video/dvd films,

no mobile 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.

 

Only girls had pierced ears!

 

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

 

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...

 

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

 

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet because we didn’t need to keep up with the Jones’s!

 

Not everyone made the rugby/football/cricket/netball team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT

 

Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and throw the blackboard rubber at us if they thought we weren’t concentrating .

We can string sentences together and spell and have proper conversations because of a good, solid three R’s education.

Our parents would tell us to ask a stranger to help us cross the road.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law!

 

Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla' and 'Tiger'

 

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.

 

 

PS -The big coloured type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore.

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I have not read it because it was hurting my eyes but does it mention anything about foreigners coming here and mucking it all up by any chance ?

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I have not read it because it was hurting my eyes but does it mention anything about foreigners coming here and mucking it all up by any chance ?

 

And back then being a racist meant you could run the fastest :)

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We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

 

As a lad, born just 2 years after WW2 started ...... I never did get round to eating worms and mud pies ....

 

...... but the rest of my childhood was exactly like that! :o

 

:)

 

Ta for the memories Mr. S! ;)

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That piece forgot to mention that the fish and chips were in old newspapers before people got worried about ink poisoning.

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Fantastic ...brought back many memories..i'm 57 and can relate to most of it ...:hihi:

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Can totally relate to that. From the age of 2 until I was at least 15 my shins were a mass of bruises from falling over, bike pedals slamming back into them and from having to share a pair of skates with my sister - we had one each. Nobody looked suspiciously at my parents and pledged to contact social services.

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We also know how to use the search facility:

 

....... and nitpicking?

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