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ray magini Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
CONGRATULATIONS . . . to all born before 1960

First we survived being born to mothers who took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon, processed meat, tuna from a can.

Then our cots were covered with lead based brightly coloured paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT bottled water.

Takeaway food, just fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds or KFC.

Even though shops closed at 6.00pm and did not open on the weekends, somehow we didnt starve to death.

We shared our one bottle of soft drink with our friends, and no one actually died from this.

We collected old drink bottles and cashed them in at the corner shop and bought toffees, gobstoppers and bubblegum.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter, drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we were not overweight because we were always outside playing.

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 we had no mobile phones AND we were OK.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we had no brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with Matchbox cars.

We did not have playstations, Nintendo Wii, X boxes, no video games, no mobile phones,no 999 channels on Sky, no video, no internet, no internet chat rooms . . .we had friends, we went outside to find them.

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and it was always are fault.

Only girls had pierced ears and wore makeup,

Thought, sex was bags in which posh people stored their potatoes.

You could only buy Easter eggs and Hot Cross buns at Easter time.

We rode bikes or walked to friends houses and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them.

Rugby and cricket had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didnt had to learn to deal with the disappointment. Imagine, getting into the team on merit.

The idea of parents bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard off. They actually sided with the law!

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to cope . . and you are one of them . . . Congratulations (thanks to delboy)
ray magini Avatar
6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
society has changed and evolved...get over it
#2
Im 19 and will highlight all the things that also applied to me in bold

"First we survived being born to mothers who took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon, processed meat, tuna from a can.

Then our cots were covered with lead based brightly coloured paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT bottled water.

Takeaway food, just fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds or KFC. ( never go to mcdonalds or kfc -they are crap)

Even though shops closed at 6.00pm and did not open on the weekends, somehow we didnt starve to death.

We shared our one bottle of soft drink with our friends, and no one actually died from this.

We collected old drink bottles and cashed them in at the corner shop and bought toffees, gobstoppers and bubblegum.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter, drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we were not overweight because we were always outside playing.

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 we had no mobile phones AND we were OK.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we had no brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with Matchbox cars.

We did not have playstations, Nintendo Wii, X boxes, no video games, no mobile phones,no 999 channels on Sky, no video, no internet, no internet chat rooms . . .we had friends, we went outside to find them. when i was ayoung kid i didnt

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and it was always are fault.


Only girls had pierced ears and wore makeup,

Thought, sex was bags in which posh people stored their potatoes.

You could only buy Easter eggs and Hot Cross buns at Easter time.

We rode bikes or walked to friends houses and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them.

Rugby and cricket had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didnt had to learn to deal with the disappointment. Imagine, getting into the team on merit.

The idea of parents bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard off. They actually sided with the law!


We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to cope . . and you are one of them . . . Congratulations (thanks to delboy)"

most of that applied to me, thread fail
#3
How true! +ask the old folks-they will tell you how much happier the kids/adults of yesterday were:-)
#4
Aarons8960
How true! +ask the old folks-they will tell you how much happier the kids/adults of yesterday were:-)


We would do but they're all dead.
banned#5
micoo

The idea of parents bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard off. They actually sided with the law!l


too true, my Mum handed me and my brother to the cop shop...straightened me out.
#6
lol brilliant OP! I was born tail end of 1969 - and that made me laugh! I remember when I was about 13 and extremely innocent, there was a jacket that everyone wore - it was see through, coloured and rainproof - and called "johnny bags"............................... I asked my dad for one and OMG he hit the roof asking where I had gotten that word from!!! lool just lmao thinking about that!!
banned#7
bossyboots
lol brilliant OP! I was born tail end of 1969 - and that made me laugh! I remember when I was about 13 and extremely innocent, there was a jacket that everyone wore - it was see through, coloured and rainproof - and called "johnny bags"............................... I asked my dad for one and OMG he hit the roof asking where I had gotten that word from!!! lool just lmao thinking about that!!


When I was 12 my Mum showed me and my brother how to clean our er...
unfortunately my bro had to go get his chopped :whistling:
#8
lumoruk
When I was 12 my Mum showed me and my brother how to clean our er...
unfortunately my bro had to go get his chopped :whistling:


:w00t:
#9
...and we lived in shoebox in middle o' road!
#10
at the ripe old age of 32 i remember the days when.....

and there was none of the gang killings... you had a beef with someone it was after school in the playground - last one standing won the arguement.. noone ever died !

i was 19 years old before i had a mobile phone! there are 7 year olds walking the streets now with iPhones.. i don't even have one of those ! lol
#11
numptyj
society has changed and evolved...get over it




Def: Numpty ; Someone who (sometimes unwittingly) by speech or action demonstrates a lack of knowledge or misconception of a particular subject or situation to the amusement of others.
#12
ray magini
Def: Numpty ; Someone who (sometimes unwittingly) by speech or action demonstrates a lack of knowledge or misconception of a particular subject or situation to the amusement of others.


good one grandad
#13
Thanks Ray, I was born in 1963 and spent seven years out of my first nine years out of the country but still agree with all the points posted. Well done. Rep added.
#14
To be fair, I was born a long time after 1960, and I can remember pretty much all of the things you've put there.....

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