Born Between 1930’s – 1980’s

I’ve shared something like this before. But I wanted to share it again. It amazes me the young people now a days have no idea of what people before them went through or have done. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Early 80’s !!! 

First, you 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, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. 

As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van – loose – was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren’t overweight because…… 

YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You 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 you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem . You 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 mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….

YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You 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 you out if you 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. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned 

HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And 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 their parents were.

Do You Remember…

Shrinky Dinks are a children’s toy and activity kit consisting of large flexible sheets which, when heated in an oven, shrink to small hard plates without altering their color or shape. They reached the height of their popularity in the 1980s. Most sets are pre-printed with outline images of popular children’s characters or other subjects, which are then colored in before baking.

Shrinky Dinks were invented in 1973 by two housewives (Betty Morris and Kate Bloomberg) of Brookfield, Wisconsin, as a Cub Scout project with their sons. 

From Wikipedia 

I remember being a kid and having Shrinky Dinks. The smell of melting plastic in the air and touching the hot little plastic pieces before the cooled off. 

Now, I see the have a little oven just for Shrinky Dinks. 


Man, I loved to have loved one when I was a kid. 

I just might have to get a box of Shrinky Dinks and recall my happy memories from when I was a kid. 

Song of the Day

It was until a couple of weeks ago that I first heard this song. 

If I Told You That” is a 2000 duet by American singer Whitney Houston and British singer George Michael. (From Wikipedia.com)

Who knew?

Happy First Day Of Winter

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21, 5:44 A.M. EST

I think I’ve lost my Michigander title. I’ve lived in South Texas for almost 13 years now. And any hint of cold weather, in the 50’s, is too cold for me. 

I don’t think I could ever do a winter in Michigan again. 

So, Happy First Day of Winter. I hope looking forward to the 70’s on Christmas. 

Make it a GREAT day. 

Do They Know It’s Christmas

I love this song that came out in 1984.

It has some of my favorite artists from the 80’s in it. 

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (From Wikipedia.com)

Vocalists:

  • Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
  • Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang)
  • Bono (U2)
  • Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Adam Clayton (U2)
  • Phil Collins (Genesis and solo artist)
  • Chris Cross (Ultravox)
  • Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Sara Dallin (Bananarama)
  • Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
  • Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)
  • Boy George (Culture Club)
  • Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
  • Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
  • John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
  • Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
  • Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
  • Marilyn
  • George Michael (Wham!)
  • Jon Moss (Culture Club)
  • Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
  • Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
  • Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
  • Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
  • Sting (The Police and solo artist)
  • Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • James “J.T.” Taylor (Kool & the Gang)
  • John Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • Dennis Thomas (Kool & the Gang)
  • Midge Ure (Ultravox)
  • Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
  • Jody Watley
  • Paul Weller (The Style Council)
  • Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
  • Paul Young

Welcome to AARP

Hello 50 and Hello AARP!

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Yes, one of the first things I did when I turned 50 (about 1 1/2 hour ago) was to get a membership of AARP!

I have no idea what kind of discounts they offer, but I had to wait until I was 50 to you.

Thank you for joining, Sylvia.
Welcome to AARP!

Here are some of the discounts I have to look forward to:

Dining & Entertainment

McCormick & Schmick’s

1966 Most Popular TV Shows

Here is a list of the Most Popular TV shows in 1966:

1. Bonanza (NBC)

2. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)

3. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

4. The Lucy Show (CBS)

5. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

6. Green Acres (CBS)

7. Daktari (CBS)

8. Bewitched (ABC)

9. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)

10. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)

See more at: http://www.pop-culture.us/Annual/1966.html#sthash.F8ongjqG.dpuf

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