Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Boomer Humor~How Did The Boomer Generation Ever Survive Their Childhood?

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I read this little diddy about the boomer generation quite awhile ago, it just recently landed in my inbox again and I wanted to share it with you. This is classic, is true, and that is what makes it so humorous.

At the end is a quote by Jay Leno. If you don’t read anything else, please read what he said.

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TO ALL THE Boomer KIDS WHO SURVIVED

First, we survived being born
to mothers who may have 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-based
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 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.
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 OKAY.

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,
Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were
no video games, no 150 channels
on cable,
no video movies or DVDs,
no surround-sound or CDs,
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,
broke bones and teeth,
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, 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 64 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.

If YOU are one of those born
a Baby Boomer…
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 ?
~~~~~~~

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?”

For those that prefer to think
that God is not watching over us….go ahead and click away.
For the rest of us…..share and pass this on.

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Thanks, Boomer54 Mark


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