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Those Born between 1930 - 1979

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Kishongo, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Kishongo

    Kishongo JF-Expert Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    [FONT=&quot]No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,

    To Those of Us Born
    1930 - 1979[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    1930's, 40's, 50's,
    60's and 70's!![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.[/FONT]

    They took aspirin, ate Ghee, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.[/FONT]

    Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered
    with bright colored lead-base paints.

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

    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]As infants & 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.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]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.[/FONT]
    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.[/FONT]
    We ate queen cake made with Fat, white bread, and real butter. We drank TreeTop 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.

    [FONT=&quot]No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps

    [FONT=&quot]and then ride them down the hill,

    [FONT=&quot]only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    [FONT=&quot]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 DVD's,
    no surround-sound or CD's,
    no cell phones,
    no personal computers,
    no Internet and no chat rooms.[/FONT]
    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 would get spankings with belts, twigs, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.[/FONT]
    We ate worms and mud pies[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]made from dirt, and
    the worms did not live in us forever.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We were given Bora shoes for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks,scrap and pebbles .[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.[/FONT]

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]These generations have produced some of the best
    risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]What can kids today do besides push buttons..

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]If YOU are one of them, [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] [/FONT]

  2. M

    Misterdennis JF-Expert Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Toa credit huko ulikoitoa.
    Nadhani unaona hii haitoi picha ya hapa kwetu ktk miaka hiyo. Hii ni kwa maisha ya ulaya na amerika.
    Checki hizo redi hapo chini, zinareflect maisha ya babu zetu, wazazi wetu na sisi wenyewe miaka hiyo?