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dg-in-centralpa
05-04-2004, 05:16 PM
> People over 35 should be dead.
> Here's why .........
>
>
>
> According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids
> in the 40's,50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't
> have survived.
>
> Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.
>
> We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, when we
> rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took
> hitchhiking.)
>
> As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
>
> Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special
> treat.
>
> We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!
>
> We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it,
> but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.
>
> We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one
> actually died from this.
>
> We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode
> 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 would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were
> back when the street lights came on.
>
> No one was able to reach us all day. NO CELL PHONES!!!!! Unthinkable!
>
> We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all,
> no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell
> phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.
>
> We had friends! We went outside and found them.
>
> We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.
>
> We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no
> lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame
> but us.
>
> Remember accidents?
>
> We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to
> get over it.
>
> We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although
> we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did
> the worms live inside us forever.
>
> We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home 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.
>
> Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were
> held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors!
>
> Tests were not adjusted for any reason.
>
> 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!
>
> Please pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow up as kids,
> before lawyers and
> government regulated our lives, for our own good!!!!!

DG - definitely should have been dead by now

Kato
05-04-2004, 06:04 PM
That apply's to those of us that are 33 as well. It's amazing I've survived this long.

Kato~~~really, I'm not kidding, it's amazing!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cueless Joey
05-04-2004, 06:15 PM
Radio Flyer down the hill with my brother baybeeeeeee!!!!
We'd come home with holes in our shorts, scrapes all over but we had a blast.
Oh yeah, sliding down the hill with nothing but cardboard on our azzes.
Oh, going to the river without my dad's permission ( he was a lumberjack and we spend summers in the jungle) /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.
Jumping down to the lagoon with who knows what kind of rocks await our noggins. Somehow we could see where the rocks where. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Oh yeah, riding behind the trucks. No belts no seats.
Hell, Twinkies should have killed me a long time ago.

highsea
05-04-2004, 09:19 PM
Hooky-bobbing behing the bus to school in the winter.
Playing kickball in the streets.
Playing at the city dump, climbing around on the junk cars, and rooting around in the piles looking for treasure.
Swimming in the ocean. (in Alaska)
Shooting my .22 in the woods after school.
And Sledding! Warp speed down steep icy streets! EeeeHaaa!

-CM

Chris Cass
05-04-2004, 11:01 PM
Well, I tried but had a bad angle. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Regards,

C.C.

9 Ball Girl
05-05-2004, 08:38 AM
That would also apply to those of us who are 30 years old.

I remember going to the park, swing, and sometimes go up high enough to not be able to control my stop that I would fall off. Right on to the concrete or dirt. Today they have those rubber mat things. I had many a scraped knees.

And rollerskating. I used to do it without the knee or elbow pads and Gasp! no helmut. Again many a bruised elbows and knees. Oh but the fun I had.

Remember becoming bloodbrother/sister with your best friend? You had to create a cut on your finger (your friend did too) and then press each others fingers so that the blood would get mixed. Then you were officially blood brothers/sisters! (I never did it 'cause my 2 real blood sisters were enough! LOL)

And what the hell were nutrition facts?!

Wally_in_Cincy
05-05-2004, 08:49 AM
One of my earliest memories of first grade was a kid falling off the monkey bars and busting his head /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

He was not hurt bad but I guess it's a good idea to have something besides asphalt or concrete to fall on /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

BTW we used to play a game called mumbley-peg ... at school /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Anybody remember that?

SPetty
05-05-2004, 09:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> BTW we used to play a game called mumbley-peg... Anybody remember that? <hr /></blockquote> Play Mumbleypeg (http://www.makaimedia.com/?gid=36) click <font color="red">Play Game!</font color>

nAz
05-05-2004, 09:54 AM
good post DG
I remember surviving the 80s drug epidemic. the drug wars fought in local playgrounds, shootings left and right watching a few people i knew growing up with their head splaterd on the ground (Angelino, Roots, Carlos. ouch!) it was the wild wild west maybe worse. and in the mist of all this i still found time to play Stick ball, Skellsies, Tag and basketball...oh and i got to play pool too /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

cheesemouse
05-05-2004, 10:46 AM
How about 'Kick the Can'??? We played this in the hot summer nights with all the neighborhood kids.

dg-in-centralpa
05-05-2004, 05:31 PM
Geez - who didn't play kick the can? I was in the hospital for stitches more times than you can shake a stick at. In fact they named a wing in my honor.lol My parents were always remodeling either the house we lived in, or one of the rentals they had. I ingested more lead base paint than regular food. I was accident prone as a kid and even into my early 20's.

DG - olly olly oxen free!

Nostroke
05-05-2004, 05:42 PM
I played that lots but played many games-Even played hopscotch when i was really desparate.

Was kick The Can the 'ally, ally in come free' game?

I moved from Harrsion NY when i was 4- when we were there i used to get sent to the "Corner store" for milk by myself now and then. Then a few years later waiting for the bus to pick us up for school. Not one parent was there with us ever! Now just as many parents as kids waiting for the bus!

Nostroke
05-05-2004, 05:48 PM
olly olly oxen free?

I wont quarrel on the olly olly but we said income free
guess it was a regional thing.

highsea
05-05-2004, 06:10 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Nostroke:</font><hr> Was kick The Can the 'ally, ally in come free' game? <hr /></blockquote>
Uhh, that was hide-and-seek. We also played a version called "Hope to see the ghost tonight".

How bout "Red Rover"? Two sides, everyone lines up holding hands, and you take turns running full speed at the other line and try to bust through. We did that one on the playground or ball park in the summer, and on a frozen lake in the winter with ice skates.

BB gun fights, King of the hill (Smear-the-queer), Ice hockey in the winter with crushed pop can pucks and golf clubs! LOL, that one caused a few scrapes. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I almost forgot this one, the lake had a stream at one end that didn't freeze. We would dare each other to skate as fast as you can and try to get across the thin ice without falling through! The person that got closest to the open water was the winner. That water was cold !

-CM

highsea
05-05-2004, 07:04 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>BTW we used to play a game called mumbley-peg ... at school /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Anybody remember that? <hr /></blockquote>
We played that, ever play "Stretch"?

-CM

dg-in-centralpa
05-05-2004, 07:09 PM
I forgot about Red Rover. Great game.

DG - life is too short...dance naked

Nostroke
05-05-2004, 09:08 PM
Ok well its been a while you know- like 50 years

Chris Cass
05-06-2004, 01:05 AM
Hi Cheesemouse,

That sounds like a rough time back then. I played spin the bottle. I was pretty good at it, if I say so myself. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.giflol I have to admit I once played kick the can when the streetlights went on. That was the perfect time to play. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Regards,

C.C.

9 Ball Girl
05-06-2004, 10:02 AM
Just to name a few:

Coco Livio
Freeze Tag
Red Light Green Light
Running Bases
Whiffle Ball
Scullies
Hopskotch
Good old fashion Jump Rope games
Any hand to hand games between little girls
Hula Hoop games
Cabangers
Hide and Go Seek
Show and Tell /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
05-06-2004, 10:36 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote 9 Ball Girl:</font><hr> Just to name a few:

Coco Livio
Freeze Tag
Red Light Green Light
Running Bases
Whiffle Ball
Scullies
Hopskotch
Good old fashion Jump Rope games
Any hand to hand games between little girls
Hula Hoop games
Cabangers
Hide and Go Seek
Show and Tell /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Doctor /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Kato
05-06-2004, 04:05 PM
Hall Ball
Murder Ball
Street Ball
Football Frisbee
Hairy Bush (don't ask, please)
Everyone on my block had a basketball hoop
War
Marbles
Dodge Ball
Kick Ball
Freeze Tag

We ran for days. That is until I got my Atari 2600, then I only ran for hours /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Kato

Nostroke
05-06-2004, 04:12 PM
By the way, it ain't all bad. Around 1975 i got into a 70 Chevy or so, hyper as i am, i closed the door and immediately reached low left for the emergency break thing. My aim was off (C Player) and the door closed ENTIRELY to the maximum fully clicked closed position on 4 of my fingers. My hand was stuck in the door on the hinged side!! I expected to see my fingers drop to the ground when i opened the door but instead they were still attached to my hand. Then i expected that they would be mangled, bleeding and broken. They weren't, There was some semi-pliable material there. It was no longer metal to metal

They hurt like hell and were flatter than you could ever imagine fingers to be but were like new in a few days. Every time i think of that day i say "Thank you Ralph Nader"

He or someone like him who saved my left hand!

dg-in-centralpa
05-06-2004, 07:49 PM
OK, what was Hairy Bush?

DG - I gotta know, never heard of this before

#### leonard
05-07-2004, 11:26 AM
We would play football in the street during WW11. On our block there was only 3 cars and no traffic. ####

Kato
05-07-2004, 03:46 PM
When we were kids every kid would get a palm fron except one per game and we'd chase that kid within the boundries until he fell down from exhaustion. I still to this day don't know why we called it hairy bush.

Kato~~~I told you, don't ask /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

rukiddingme
05-08-2004, 04:07 AM
Anybody play pinner?
consisted of rubber baseball thrown against outdoor stairs and friends fielding the ball...grounders=single, fly ball = singles or outs if they were cought on the fly after 3 outs fielders become "hitters".
ruk

Rich R.
05-08-2004, 07:23 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote #### leonard:</font><hr> We would play football in the street during WW11. On our block there was only 3 cars and no traffic. #### <hr /></blockquote>
Although much later than WWII, we played football and baseball in the street, all of the time. However, our games were interupted do to traffic.
Sometimes the "touch" football game resembled a pro football game and it was very common for someone to slide into a base, on the black top pavement of the street.

highsea
05-10-2004, 01:10 AM
Hey, Wally..
Don't you want to know how to play "stretch"?

/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

&lt;hint: it involves knife throwing&gt;

-CM

Wally_in_Cincy
05-10-2004, 06:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote highsea:</font><hr> Hey, Wally..
Don't you want to know how to play "stretch"?

/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

&lt;hint: it involves knife throwing&gt;

-CM <hr /></blockquote>

I'm too old for that sort of thing /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

But Naked Twister or Strip Pool I can handle.

pooltchr
05-10-2004, 09:37 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote 9 Ball Girl:</font><hr> Just to name a few:

Coco Livio
Freeze Tag
Red Light Green Light
Running Bases
Whiffle Ball
Scullies
Hopskotch
Good old fashion Jump Rope games
Any hand to hand games between little girls
Hula Hoop games
Cabangers
Hide and Go Seek
Show and Tell /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif <hr /></blockquote>

What???? No Spin the Bottle??? I'm disappointed.

9 Ball Girl
05-10-2004, 09:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> What???? No Spin the Bottle??? I'm disappointed. <hr /></blockquote>No. But I did play Catch and Kiss when I was in Kindergarten. Man could those boys run fast!

dg-in-centralpa
05-10-2004, 02:45 PM
I wish you would have been at my school. Nobody ever chased me to kiss me. The only way I got kissed was to take this girl to a dinner dance in high school. Kind of like bribery.

DG - I was the class geek

CarolNYC
05-11-2004, 03:30 AM
Hey Duane,
I guess Im Dead! ha ha ha
Take care!
Carol~got hit so hard from a dodge ball, i thought I'd pass out! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif