1.04.2007

What ever happened to the Good ol' Days?


"RUNNING WITH SCISSORS"

IF YOU WERE BORN BEFORE 1970, WE WILL CALL YOU A SURVIVOR.

-CHANCES ARE YOU WERE BORN TO MOTHERS WHO SMOKED AND DRANK, TOOK ASPIRIN, ATE BLUE CHEESE, AND THE FIRST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE WERE MORE THAN LIKELY SPENT IN A HAND ME DOWN CRIB SPRUCED UP WITH COLORFUL LEAD PAINT.

-WE HAD NO CHILD-PROOF LIDS ON OUR MEDICINE BOTTLES, NO CHILD-PROOF CABINETS, OUTLETS, OR DOORKNOBS.

-OUR AUTOMOBILES HAD NO SEATBELTS OR AIRBAGS. AND RIDING IN THE BACK OF A PICK-UP TRUCK ON A WARM SUMMER DAY WAS A SPECIAL TREAT.

-WE DRANK WATER FROM A GARDEN HOSE AND NOT FROM A BOTTLE. WE SHARED A SOFT DRINK WITH FOUR OF OUR FRIENDS, ALL FROM ONE BOTTLE AND NO ONE DIED.

-WE ATE CUPCAKES, BREAD AND BUTTER, AND DRANK SODA POP WITH SUGAR. BUT WE WEREN’T OVERWEIGHT BECAUSE WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING.

-WE’D LEAVE HOME IN THE MORNING AND PLAY ALL DAY, AS LONG AS WERE BACK WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS CAME ON.

-WE’D SPEND HOURS BUILDING OUR GO CARTS OUT OF SCRAPS FROM THE WOOD PILE AND RIDE DOWN THE HILL ONLY TO FIND OUT WHO FORGOT THE BRAKE.

-NO ONE WAS ABLE TO REACH US ALL DAY AND THAT WAS OK.

-WE DIDN’T HAVE PLAYSTATIONS, NINTENDOS, X-BOX, AND 99 CHANNELS ON CABLE TV. NO VIDEO TAPE MOVIES, NO SURROUND SOUND, NO CELL PHONES, AND NO PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

-WHAT WE DID HAVE WERE FRIENDS.

-WE FELL OUT OF TREES, GOT CUT, BROKE OUR BONES AND TEETH, AND THERE WERE NO LAWSUITS FROM THE ACCIDENTS.

-WE MADE UP GAMES WITH STICKS AND TENNIS BALLS AND ATE WORMS AND, CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, THEY DIDN’T GROW INSIDE YOU.

-WE PLAYED BASEBALL IN A VACANT LOT AND HELD LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS WHERE NOT EVERYONE MADE THE TEAM. AND THOSE WHO DIDN’T, LEARNED HOW TO DEAL WITH DISAPPOINTMENT.

-THE IDEA OF A PARENT BAILING US OUT OF TROUBLE WHEN WE BROKE THE LAW WAS UNHEARD OF BECAUSE OUR PARENTS SIDED WITH THE LAW.

-WE CROSSED OUR EYES AND THEY NEVER STUCK.

-WE SAID THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WITH “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” AND NEVER THOUGHT TWICE.

-WE RODE OUR BIKES TO FAR AWAY PLACES AND NEVER WORE A HELMET.

-WE CUT OUR HANDS ON METAL ICE CUBE TRAYS IN THE SUMMER.

-AND IN THE FALL, BURNING LEAVES IN YOUR BACKYARD WAS NORMAL.

OUR GENERATION HAS PRODUCED SOME OF THE BEST RISK TAKERS, PROBLEM SOLVERS, AND INVENTORS EVER.

SURVIVING ALL OF THAT MAKES ONE WANT TO RUN WITH SCISSORS!!!!!

9 comments:

scrapbookingguru said...

isnt there a new movie called "Running with Scissors"

Boy you are on a roll!!!!

Anonymous said...

So true, schnee! I often wonder what this world is coming to, and how any children can survive past five with how careful we are nowadays :p Don't worry though, I'm hoping to change that - I won't care where my children are or what they eat (JK) :o

scrapbookingguru said...

We have a strange friend that doesn't like to say "be careful" to her kids because she thinks then they would be "full of cares"...don't know why I just said that...does it kinda go?

James said...

Yep I agree with everything you wrote, it is the same here in England now....believe it or not the local councils are dismantling all the swings and playthings in the parks now because they cannot afford the lawsuits if a child should injure itself on a piece of council equipment....

Semic70 said...

That's sad, to know that everything that we loved as kids, is going away. Funny thing, everyone that is in charge of or pushing for these changes are from our generation.

amazingbrenda said...

i agree w/u. those were the days. my what is this world going to turn out in.

amazingbrenda said...

sorry..i just know saw your previous blog. interesting. but now i am here to say that i have read ur blog. haha

scrapbookingguru said...

Can you post again? I miss you!

Amos said...

19 days. We've not heard from you in 19 days. Where are you, I know you have something to talk about!