I have written about this before but I ran across a different version in ClevelandSeniors.com, which I enjoyed very much, Here are a few nuggets if information. If all this makes sense to you, you are probably a baby boomer.
Looking back, it's hard to believe I've managed to survive as long as I have with so many life-threatening episodes along the way, As a child I rode in a car with no seat belt or air bags. In the back of a pick-up truck even.
There were no childproof lids, latches, warnings, doors or cabinets. We had no helmets for our bikes.
I drank water from the garden hose, because I did not want to run inside to get a drink. We played outside all day as long as we came back when it got dark. No one could reach us. No cell phone, no pager.
We played dodge ball and Red Rover and sometimes got hurt. We broke bones, got scrapes, and cuts. There were no lawsuits because these were accidents. We got in fights. We hit each other, got bruises and got over it. We ate all kinds of junk food but were so active we never gained weight.
We did not have personal TVs, Playstations, Nintendos, X Boxes, video games, cable, VCRs, stereos, personal computers or internet chat rooms. We had friends. We went out side and found our friends. We rode bikes, walked by ourselves. We tried out for Little League and some of us didn't make it. Those who didn't learned to deal with disappointment.
Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. There was no one to hide behind. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They sided with the law! The baby boomer generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem-solvers and inventors ever. The past 60 years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned to deal with it all. I am one of them!
I am now thinking of my blogs with the pathetic subject of panties and I am abjectly sorry not to have kept up the Fine Boomer Tradition. I promise to do better in the future.