Monday, October 6, 2008


Though I imagine it might be a total blogger faux pa to do this....and I certainly will beg the forgiveness of Cndcowgirl if it is... but....I just have to say one thing.....


Thank you!


Here is something that I have been meaning to post for a while now.

To All of The Kids Who Survived the 1930'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 and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, our baby cribs 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 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, bread and butter and drank soda 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 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 made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever.

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!

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!

****PS- I have always love sunsets and sunrises. These pics are some of my favorites that I have taken over the past few years and were all taken within a few miles of home.****


  1. No need to forgive you! After all, isn't the old saying "immitation is the most sincere form of flattery"? lol

    Actually part of the reason I wrote that is last week was a tough one, there was just this aura of bitchiness in the air EVERYWHERE. Work, errands, everywhere. Reading the entries by my blogbuddies gave me a daily chuckle and stuff to ponder.
    Made getting through the day much easier.
    Although Saturday when I got to work our bartender asked how I was and I told him I wanted to be home because I was out of people skills for the week! lol (thank goodness I work Wed-Sat so it was my last day of work before a few days off) :)

    BTW Gorgeous pic

  2. Great photos! I too am partial to Sunrises & Sunsets! I love your survival, of the 30's! So true!! People are just plain babied now a days!!

  3. A-fricken-men sista!

    Words to live by, and to remember when raising your kids ;)

    Thanks for this post. Your timing was excellent with it.