Awesome Generation

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 2 June 2015 at 10:34
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Awesome Generation

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

OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!

To Those of Us Born
1925 – 1970 :
At the end
Of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don’t read anything else,

Read what he

Very well stated,
Mr. Leno.


1930s, ’40s, ’50s,
’60s and ’70s!!

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