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For Those of You Born 1927 - 1979

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

Very well stated, Mr. Leno.

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1940's, 50's, 60's , 70's and 80's!!

> First,we survived being born to mothers who 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-base 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 & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat
belts or air bags.

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 O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the
hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, 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 and broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

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, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very 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 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.

If 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 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 is by Jay Leno:

With hurricanes, tornados, 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?'

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THANK GOD for the good old Days!!

Are you sure it is "Politically correct" to tell others the truths of the past?? They may become subversive and want REAL freedoms again!.....LOL

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Donna,
I saw that once before, and it is sooo true... I'm glad you posted it and I read it again.

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Well said, Mr Leno. Every word in that statement is true. ....And that is why I am so concerned with the direction this country is headed. We take religon out of everything. The latest idea I heard was that some groups want to change St. Patricks day to Shamrock Day .I am sick to deathe of "political correctness"!!!

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"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. "

Man I wish I could relive those days! Now I'm toobusy to actually do any of that, Well, Except the Cupcakes! LOL!

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Just anutter "We Made It"

Tommorrow is my 43rd anniversary!

Just think......43 years with the same wonderful woman!!.......God has been good to me!,

We have had our ups & downs, but learned to grow and nurture each other. We raised six lovely children, 4 boys and 2 girls. Put two of them thru college, helped the others find good jobs and carreers.  We have 5 grandchildren who make our lives complete.  I could not ask for more!

My life now consists of caring for my semi-invalid wife and going to car shows.  I would not change one day of my past life, as it has been a journey of love, life and happiness.  Taking the good with the bad has made me stronger and wiser.  Stay close to God and God will stay close to you!!!




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Congratulations to you and your wonderful wife. May you share another 43 wonderful years filled with more grandchildren & great grandchildren. You are truly  blessed. smile.gif

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Congrats Dave!!! Diana and I will be hitting 19 years next July so we have a long way to go to catch up, And as for grand children, the way Matt is, I'll be in my 70's LOL!

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Congrats Dave!  You and your wife are truly blessed... I agree with MD may you two share another 43 wonderful years filled with more grandchildren & great grandchildren.

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Congrats Dave on your 43yrs.

me and Karen just had our 17th in Sept 26th

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Thanks guys & gals...............we had a very nice dinner out!

I'll keep prayin you last as long as us!..............

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Dave, You and your wife are very lucky to have each other. I think a lot of younger couples should have to take lessons from people like you before they Marry instead of a Priest or Minister!!

Congrats to you and your wife on 43 years together... I hope Tommy and I are lucky enough to share that many years together.



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Doc shamrock day? Hello it is a Saint's Feast day!!! WTF!!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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