Funny Sayings for Those born 1930-1979 ( or just after :) who survided

by Sanet

Funny Mum Sayings

Funny Mum Sayings


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-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon.
We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight.

Because we were
always outside playing...that's why!

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 via cellphone. And, we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot about brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes.
There were no video games, 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 and no chat rooms.
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, knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and we could talk 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 and authorized a good spank when necessary!

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?
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as KIDS, before lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward this page to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ? By the way, we learnt to use scissors by cutting our selves and not many died from it.

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by: Goergy

Really funny! I have read it completely and I liked it very much. You have done a great job. I have enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for sharing these funny sayings!

The memories
by: Michaelene

I was a kid in the late 50's and early 60's. When there were very few organized sports or play dates. We played baseball and football in an empty field with no coaches or parents yelling at us and acting like fools as a lot of them do now a days. We learned how to catch a ball by playing 500. We played kick the can and not a neighbor around would yell at us about running on their lawn. We played red rover-red rover, flashlight tag, cigarette tag and statues as way to entertain ourselves. We stayed outside all day and during the summer we slept out under the stars hoping that the June bugs wouldn't get in our hair while we were sleeping. We knew how to play and use our imagination. We build forts under ground (which kept us busy for most of the summer) and used dry dog food from the mill as our K rations. I did all these things and I'm a girl. I taught my daughters to do the same. They can be tom boys and ladies as well. Thanks for all the memories. I had forgotten about a lot of the things we did.

The Live Love Laugh Life
by: letty

Great reading your lines!!!! It's nice to see there are still people out there who appreciate and enjoy life's simple pleasures !!!!

I wish I was
by: Daine

I was born WAY behind the time I should have been. Sanet I know you are from SA, mainly writing for US and all your friends you have made there, but this UK dude could thoroughly resonate with what you were saying. I must have lived another life before this one. There is something in everything you've said that makes me feel as if I've done it, although I know I have not. Thanks for a super website.

Funny sayings appreciated from a survivor
by: Angelique

NOSTALGIA at it's BEST! How wonderful life was. I must agree it does sound kind of funny reading those things now. I'm wondering how many kids actually still build go-carts, you know the wooden plank ones, which you had to "amputate" a few tri-cycles for to get wheels. The ones you steered with a rope and your best buddies behind you pushing their lungs into deep inhalation cleaning mode! This was so much fun reading! Thanks for posting Sanet.

Funny Sayings about CHILDHOOD
by: Christine

Absolutely brilliant! How I'm longing for my childhood now! We were CHILDREN... treated as such, played as such, learned as such, often the hard way but it was LASTING learning curves.
My daughter peaking over my shoulder: Wow you had such fun. ME: Yes that is how things were (with a tremendous longing in my voice) wishing my kids were fortunate enough to know what real play was.

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