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    Those who were born in the 30’s to the 60’s are the last generations who played in the street. During our childhood we “walked” over a mile a day when we played & played “hide & seek” outside at night with no worries or fear of anything bad happening to us.

    We are the first generation who played video games and the last to record songs off the radio onto a cassette tape. We learned how to program a VCR before anyone else, we were the first to play from Atari to Nintendo…We are the generation of Tom & Jerry, Looney Toons, & Captain Kangaroo. We traveled in cars without seat belts or air bags, lived without cell phones and caller ID. We did not have fax machines, flat screens, surround sound, I pods, Facebook, Twitter, computers or the internet, and through it all we had a great time.

  3. #243
    I am not older than Dirt, but I was a smedley at the last supper, until they put me into the pot shack.

  4. #244
    REMEMBER 1955

    If they raise the minimum wage
    to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store
    When I first started driving, who
    would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon.
    Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.
    I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies
    any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with
    saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems
    every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.
    I read the other day where some
    scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by
    the end of the century. They even have some fellows they
    call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.
    Did you see where some baseball player
    just signed a contract for$50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't
    surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.
    I never thought I'd see the day all our
    kitchen appliances would be electric. They're even making electric typewriters now.

    It's too bad things are so tough nowadays.
    I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.

    It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.

    I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.

    Thank goodness I won't live to see the day
    when the Government takes half our income in taxes.
    I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government.

    The fast food restaurant is convenient for a quick meal,
    but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

    There is no sense going on short
    trips anymore for a weekend.
    It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

    No one can afford to be sick anymore.
    At $15.00 a day inthe hospital, it's too rich for my blood.

    If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut,
    Forget it.

  5. #245
    I remember most all, even chased the ice truck in summer to get ice chips that broke off when person delivered the ice to peoples ice boxes. Also remember out houses that had bugs, spiders wasps etc. When I visited my grandparents they did not have running water they had a hand pump at the sink that you had to prime and you had to heat water on stove to have hot water to bathe in, they even had the old crank telephone that was in use, this was in the late 40's and eary 50's

  6. #246
    A nice throw back to the 50’s
    Watch the video. If you were alive in the 50's you will be carried away to a softer, gentler, time. If the fifties were your parent's or grandparent's time, you will get some good laughs and maybe see a bit of where we came from but still not understand why we are the way we are... It really was a totally different world in the 50's!!!!!

    Those of us at a
    "certain" age will enjoy this

  7. #247
    David R 1968. Thanks for posting that 50's video. Things were really easy back then and the country was in much better shape except for the Korean Conflict. I remember everything that was in that video. Brought back some great memories.

  8. #248
    Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
    Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
    You forget names.... But it's OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!
    You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
    The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really do care that you aren't as interested.
    You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
    You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
    You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ???
    You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!
    What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
    Everybody whispers.
    You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.

    But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all,OLD FRIENDS!!

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    1930s, '40s, '50s,
    '60s and '70s!!

    First, we survived
    Being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank
    While they were

    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
    With bright colored
    Lead-based paints.

    We had no
    Childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
    And, when we
    Rode our bikes,
    We had baseball
    Not helmets, on
    Our heads.

    As infants and
    Children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts,
    No air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..

    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.

    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

    We would spend
    Hours building
    Our go-carts out
    Of scraps
    And then ride
    Them 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 Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
    No video games,
    No 150 channels on cable,
    No video movies
    Or DVDs,
    No surround-sound or
    No cell phones,
    No personal computers,
    No Internet and
    No chat rooms.

    And we went
    Outside and found them!

    We fell out
    Of trees, got cut,
    Broke bones and
    And there were
    No lawsuits
    From those accidents.

    We would get
    Spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand,
    And no one would call child services to report abuse.

    We ate worms,
    And mud pies
    Made from dirt,
    The worms did
    Not live in us forever.

    We were given
    BB guns for our 10th birthdays, 22 rifles for our 12th, rode horses,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
    And not everyone
    Made the team.
    Those who didn't
    Had to learn
    To deal with

    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
    To 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..

    We had freedom,
    Failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

  11. #251
    Once upon a time... in a land far away.

    This is me and I wanna go back.

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    Sorry bro, Horatio said it best I think,


  13. #253
    Quote Originally Posted by David R 1968 View Post
    Once upon a time... in a land far away.

    This is me and I wanna go back.

    Great Video David, thanks for posting it.

  14. #254
    That was a great video. Thanks for posting it.

  15. #255
    Random thoughts as we age ...

    The biggest lie I tell myself is ..."I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it."

    Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller!

    Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet!

    I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks!

    I don't need anger management. I need people to stop ****ing me off!

    Old age is coming at a really bad time!

    I don't have gray hair. I have "wisdom highlights". I'm just very wise.

    My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.

    The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please. I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes" .

    I'm going to retire and live off my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.

    When did it change from "We the people" to "screw the people" ?

    Even duct tape can't fix stupid ... but it can muffle the sound!

    Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?

    Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

    Oops! Did I roll my eyes out loud?

    At my age "Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

    Chocolate comes from cocoa which is a tree ... that makes it a plant which means ... chocolate is Salad !!!

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