Thursday, October 01, 2009

Here's to Us pass it on

Fiesty reality lesson
of why we are not politically correct 



Here's to US!!!!



No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,





To Those of  Us  Born  

1930 - 1979



At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, please

read what he said.


Very well stated, Mr. Leno..




                   1930's, 40's, 50's,

              60's and 70's!! 


First, we survived being born to mothers who 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-base 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 & 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 DVD's,

no surround-sound or CD's,

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 these 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 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.



If YOU are one of them, 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 ?


The quote of the month is by

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 delete this. 

For the rest of us...pass this on.. 


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bad news heads up

Child porn warrant out for Canadian bishop

OTTAWA (UPI) -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a missing Canadian Roman Catholic bishop accused of having child pornography on his laptop computer.

Details emerged Thursday about Bishop Raymond Lahey, 69, who was charged Sept. 25 by Canada Border Services Agency staff at the Ottawa airport when he returned from the United States, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

"During the examination a CBSA officer found images on his laptop computer that were of concern," said Ottawa Police Constable J.P. Vincelette.

Lahey was the bishop for the Antigonish diocese in Nova Scotia until he announced his resignation Saturday in a letter posted on the diocese Web site saying he needed time for "personal renewal," the National Post reported.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police told the CBC Lahey had been in telephone contact with Ottawa police, but his whereabouts weren't known.

Earlier this year, Lahey expedited the settlement of a $15 million lawsuit against the diocese by parishioners who claimed sexual abuse by priests dating back to 1950, the CBC said.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International


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