Saturday 17 August 2013

How Did We Survive?!

Looking back, it's hard to believe that we've lived this long.....
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us....They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

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

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets.

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

We ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......


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 played with toy guns, cowboys and Indians, army, cops robbers, and used our fingers to simulate guns when the toy ones or the BB gun was not available.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no text messaging, 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 ..

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

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out any eyes.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pool....

I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.


  1. I laughed all the way through this.

    Aaahhh, those were the days...... X

  2. Problem is there are too many people out there who think things are not safe. I ignore them

  3. As a now 40 something I nodded through this, I remember the odd kid breaking a limb, but that could happen falling out of bed