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#16 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:49 PM

very true, I have lived it all. Would not trade those times for anything.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Thanks for posting that John.  There are a lot of truths there, I know, I lived through them :wave: . Three brothers, always outside doing whatever, the whole subdivision was our playground.  We had a neighbor that said Dad sounded like a Bull Moose when he called for us boys:  STEVE, MARK GREG, ROSS!! you bet your butt we got moving home fast when we heard that.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I too was very worried about the title. We had 4 acres of thick woods to do all kinds of dangerous things in, and all of us survived.

 

I am going to have my girls read this, maybe they will get it.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Sorry about the title line, was going for the shock factor :bigrofl:


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:50 AM

When we were little we had one thing to play with, it was called "outside". When we went somewhere in the truck we stood up in the seat so we could see where we were going. Drank from the garden hose. Played chicken with an axe. Shot each other with BB guns.  When we got hurt we sucked it up and kept going. Today's kids haven't a clue.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 07:30 AM

I sometimes tell folks that I'm glad I'm old enough to remember back when people were normal.


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for posting this.  I always enjoy reading it and remembering how I survived all those "normal" activities.  

 

I liked the title, it kind of grabs you.........around the throat!  lol
 


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 11:26 AM

i was born in the 80's and its true for me to. when mom yelled dinner you and what ever friend was eating with us were there when she yelled we played in dirt , i didnt have a computer in my house till i was in 7th or 8th grade i had no idea what a cell phone was till high school and video games were only played in the winter and i didnt do a lot of that we played in the snow. kids these days have no clue what its like to live out side till dinner then run back out after dinner is over not have a cell phone or i pods or 3 game systems the internet if we wanted to play tennis or base ball we had to go outside in the sun to play not sit down and play on tv


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 01:36 PM

I liked the title, it kind of grabs you.........around the throat!  lol
 

<<<<< just like the Captain would say it



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Posted March 22, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I was an 80's baby too and most of that stuff held true for my childhood. I raise my kids like I was raised and yes there is hard work, rewards and failures all in life. When they get hurt, they understand their actions leading to it. Society today looks for someone to blame. It seems no one wants to claim responsibility. Heck, you should've seen the look on my some kid's parents when they found out my oldest (he was 11 at the time) could weld, cut wood, use a drill, and shoot a gun with decent accuracy. I thought they were gonna call the cops! I find most of my kid's buddies want to hang out at our house more. Which I enjoy and they all learn new things which I have caught hell from there parents. I think some parents get mad when their child comes home and knows more then they do (or maybe just the grease on their arms lol). I just tell them to keep their kids at home and deprive them of a good education. An independent education. The knowledge to do things for themselves without the need to call someone every second of every day. Alright my rant is over. One thing I just feel strongly about. Life was good. People accepted things for what they are. Back when "common sense" was actually common.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 04:09 PM

I am dead....At least it feels like it some mornings......


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 04:38 PM

That was all put very well-thank you. I also lived thru all of that, many good menories.

 

 

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 06:56 PM

A week ago, while still in Virginia, I got to see my 11 yo granddaughter Jessie's baseball team play. She's on a fast ball traveling team. Now, I've never watched girl's baseball before and they've got rules way different from when I was a kid. Which almost got me thrown out! The other team's pitcher wasn't very good. In fact she hit two batters in a row. One in the head and the other on the hand.

The first one, I thought "Too bad". The second one got to me. I hollered at the top of my lungs "AW, PITCHER....    !!!"

 

The game came to a screeching halt, the two coaches confered, the other team's coach pointed a finger at me and informed me if I did that again, I would be ejected from the game. I guess I hurt the little girl's feelings!!! I remember when I was a kid we would holler at the other teams players in an attempt to psych them out. Not any more!



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Posted March 22, 2013 - 09:30 PM

The good news is that if we survived  we appreciate the old well built Garden Tractors.

 

The new generation's "good news" will be getting somebody to cut their grass for peanuts and not have to do it themselves...



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Posted March 23, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Sorry about the title line, was going for the shock factor :bigrofl:

 

Just keep shoving us younger then you like that and see what happens..  

 

Who am i kidding. i'm to tired to do anything.. other then have a beer..


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