Thursday, April 30, 2009

This probably explains a lot

I thought I would share some of an email doing the rounds for those of us born in the 40's, 50's and 60's. It tells how we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos. Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death! We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY, No video/DVD films, No mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms...........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! And as you can see from this video, that's why we're so screwed up. Now try getting that song out of your brain.


  1. Lorna, I could not get this video to play. I'm using a MAC so don't know if that is the problem ... ?

    Also, just wanted to send you this link you might enjoy.


  2. Well, sorry, it's not going to link, please excuse my sorely lacking lack of technological skill, it worked last time I sent a link on another blog. Anyway, the address is correct if that is any help, maybe that last slash should not be there, I will try again, just as an experiment.

  3. Bugger. It plays for me. Sorry Rowe, technology has beaten me this time.