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Congratulations ******

Hedgemag

Cambridge Diet Counsellor
#1
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
1940's, 50's, 60's 70's & 80's!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.


They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn't get tested for diabetes.


Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.


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


Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always exciting and great fun.

We drank water from the garden hose or tap and NOT from a bottle.


We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and NO ONE actually died from this.


We ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank cordial with sugar in it, but we weren't 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. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride 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 Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, No video games at all, No 99 channels,No Pat TV, No cable, No DVD movies or surround sound.
It's crazy! We even had
No mobile phones, No text messaging, No personal computers, No Internet or Internet 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 played with worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.


Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were told it would happen, we didn't poke out anyones eye.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Local teams 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!


This generation has 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!
And YOU are one of them!

CONGRATULATIONS!


Kind of makes you want to run through the house with your eyes shut holding a pair of scissors, doesn't it?!

PS -The BIG type is because at your age, your eyes are knackered..:rolleyes:


 
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Mrs V

Loves Life!
S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
#2
Lol!!!

I am a child of the 70s - 1975! and I remember it all!!! Ahhh the Good Ole Days!!!
 

voodoo

LOVING MY WATER
S: 20st5lb C: 20st5lb G: 10st10lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#3
OOOh thanks Hedgemag, a laugh on a Monday!!! informative, thought provoking and true! Brill!xxxxx
thanks,
xxxsharon
 

Mini

Administrator
Staff member
S: 18st2lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 2st1lb(11.42%)
#4
That brought back some old memories...:sigh:
 
S: 13st7lb C: 11st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.7 Loss: 1st8lb(11.64%)
#9
Lol! That put a smile on my face, I did so many of those.:D
 
#10
Hey i got that email sent to me march , how true is that , so true . My mum smoked and dad . the things they used todo , just think if they did that now , the looks you would get . When we used to go on holiday over 160 miles with mum and dad smoking in the car , would they do that now ? Mines abit different to that i'll have to find it
 
#11
what memories and in those days was it always hot and sunny in the summer hols or do i not remeber the rain ? (1971 for me ) i was sat reminising reading that ...... if only i was young again. here i am wont let my kids out of my sight , yet i used to roam the village with my mate wehn we were 4 or 5. the local bobby still lived in the village and we were scared of him . things certainly have changed but not all of them for the better
 
#12
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE >
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!
> >>>First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank
> >>>while they carried us.
> >>>They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and
> >>>didn't get tested for
>diabetes.
> >>>
> >>>Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright
> >>>coloured lead-based paints.
> >>>We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets
> >>>and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the
> >>>risks we took hitchhiking .
> >>>As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Riding in the back of a van - loose - was always great fun.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>We drank water from the garden hosepipe 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 cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar
> >>>in it, but we weren't 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. And we were O.K.
> >>>We would spend hours building our go-carts out of
>scraps and then
> >>>ride 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 Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games
> >>>at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround
> >>>sound, no cell phones, no text messaging, no personal computers,
> >>>no Internet or Internet 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 played with worms and mud pies made from dirt,
>and the worms
> >>>did not live in us forever.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>Made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although we were
> >>>told it would happen, we did not poke out any eyes.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the
> >>>door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
> >>>Local teams 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!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>This generation has 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!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>And YOU are one of
>them!
> >>>CONGRATULATIONS!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
 
#13
The song to go with that would be goodbye my trusted friend we've known eachother since we were 9 or 10 , together we've climed hills and trees skinned our hearts and skinned our knees... .... Anyone want to carry on with the song ???
 

Mini

Administrator
Staff member
S: 18st2lb C: 16st1lb G: 11st2lb Loss: 2st1lb(11.42%)
#16
Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend.
We've known each other since we're nine or ten.
Together we climbed hills or trees.
Learned of love and ABC's,
skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.
Goodbye my friend, it's hard to die,
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Pretty girls are everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the hills that we climbed
were just seasons out of time.
Goodbye, Papa, please pray for me,
I was the black sheep of the family.
You tried to teach me right from wrong.
Too much wine and too much song,
wonder how I get along.
Goodbye, Papa, it's hard to die
when all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
Little children everywhere.
When you see them I'll be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the wine and the song,
like the seasons, all have gone.
Goodbye, Michelle, my little one.
You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
And every time that I was down
you would always come around
and get my feet back on the ground.
Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die
when all the bird are singing in the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air.
With the flowers ev'rywhere.
I whish that we could both be there.
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun.
But the stars we could reach
were just starfishs on the beach



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#17
See, was born in 1985 so only some of that list was relevant. I thought i was "fixing" worms by cutting them in half so that they wouldnt be "pulled both ways by their two heads"

Why didnt my mother stop me?!?!?
 
#18
And you think me and Delli are evil Leah lol

1972 for me, fab memories out of that lot.
 
#19
you are evil! bloomin bullies that what you are :D:D

(love you really xxx)
 

MsJMC

Strong women stay slim
S: 17st3lb C: 17st3lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#20
Love that song , takes me back to when mum and dad were together , think I was about 7 ish then , back in the 70's
 


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