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chop821
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Posted on Mon, Feb 05, 2007 13:25

This was sent to me by a 25 year olf friend. "Fkr" This is being sent only to those whose level of maturity qualifies them to relate to it... 1975: Long hair 2005: Longing for hair 1975: KEG 2005: EKG 1975: Acid rock 2005: Acid reflux 1975: Moving to California because it's cool 2005: Moving to Arizona because it's warm 1975: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2005: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 1975: Seeds and stems 2005: Roughage 1975: Hoping for a BMW 2005: Hoping for a BM 1975: Going to a new, hip joint 2005: Receiving a new hip joint 1975: Rolling Stones 2005: Kidney Stones 1975: Being called into the principal's office 2005: Calling the principal's office 1975: Disco 2005: Costco 1975: Parents begging you to get your hair cut 2005: Children begging you to get their heads shaved 1975: Passing the drivers' test 2005: Passing the vision test 1975: Whatever 2005: Depends Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.. The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1987. They are too young to remember the first space shuttle blowing up on liftoff. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic. The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine. They have always had cable They cannot fathom not having a remote control. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are. They don't know who Mork was or where he was from. They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane". They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is. McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers. They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter. Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading...

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Posted on Mon, Feb 12, 2007 09:19

Things are good here - yes we had snow - Being a California girl my flip-flops were outside, got a great picture for my Christmas cards next year!!! It's starting to warm up now so the weather should be beautiful here in April/May!!! Sorry that I missed you all last time you were out. Work and school. Be sure to let me know when you'll be out and we can get together!!!


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Posted on Mon, Feb 12, 2007 08:38

Actually...I am happy to be of the older generation...the "baby boomers" vs. the "me" generation. We have had the opportunity to learn first hand from those who have endured some really rough changing times. They have taught us through mentoring a set of values and morals that are not so present in today's world. It is our job to bridge the gap between our elders and our young...and to pass the torch to the upcoming leaders of the world. Now that's a scarey thought...


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Posted on Mon, Feb 12, 2007 08:05

Harleygirl That's a good one. ain't it the truth. How ya doing out there ? My parents said you had snow awhile back. Do not like the cold. Coming out there in April or May. hope it warms up by then.


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Posted on Sun, Feb 11, 2007 13:52

Chop - here's a variation on that... TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 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-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 infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up 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 and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, 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 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or 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 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 dissappointment. 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 our lives for our own good And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and fortunate) their parents were. Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!


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Posted on Sun, Feb 11, 2007 11:30

I was certainly never 'hip' but now I have two hip replacements. That has to count for something. My youngest girl thinks instead of ivy tattoos covering the scars I should have zipper tattoos instead.


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Posted on Wed, Feb 07, 2007 06:57

Were all just big kids afterall..lol


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Posted on Tue, Feb 06, 2007 17:07

Thxs, Chop For the memories!


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Posted on Tue, Feb 06, 2007 08:26

So true. My son (age20) asked me what I used to do for fun when I was a kid. My reply: Play Outside. His reply: HUH?


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Posted on Tue, Feb 06, 2007 00:32

Those were the days,my son was born that year.Honestly I don't feel any older,well not mentally. HUGS:BabyGirlDee

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Posted on Mon, Feb 05, 2007 23:18

and you just had to post this the day before my birthday. Something wrong with that


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Posted on Mon, Feb 05, 2007 14:37

hEY AT LEAST WE CAN LAUGH AT OUR SELVES


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Posted on Mon, Feb 05, 2007 14:13

OMG YES!!!!! I SO remember ALL that and the fact that in August of that year I was in the labor room delivering our oldest son....but it was good going down that wonderful lane of memories for sure....I agree with Jersey, I feel so sad for the youth of this day an age. They'll never expereince what we did....it was ALL GOOD....although I failed typing class, hated it, so no b/f for me...lol's lol's lol's But thanks for the Monday afternoon SMILE, it was good..... HUGZ Suz~ ;)


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Posted on Mon, Feb 05, 2007 13:39

That was good, sad but good, lol.


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