Life As It Once Was, In America

(My generation will understand for sure)

You could hardly see for all the snow, spread the TV rabbit ears as far as they go.

My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs & spread Mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife & no bleach, but we didn’t seem to get food poisoning.

Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can’t remember anyone getting  e. Coli.

Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures back then.

We all took PE … & risked permanent injury with a pair of Keds instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles & built in light reflectors. I can’t recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.

We all said prayers in school & sang the national anthem, & staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.

I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.

I just can’t recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.

Oh yeah …. & where was the Benadryl & sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!

We played King of the Hill on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites & when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48 cent bottle of mercurochrome (Monkey blood) (kids liked it better because it didn’t sting like iodine did) & then we got our *** spanked.

Now it’s a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10 day dose of a $89 bottle of antibiotics & then Mom calls the Attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.

To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that?

We never needed to get into group therapy & anger management classes.

We were obviously so duped by so many social ills, that we didn’t even notice that the entire country wasn’t taking Prozac! How did we ever survive?


“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t.

Life is too short to be anything but happy.Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.”


About bobk90

Freedom Isn't Free! I am a Constitutional Insurgent and a Defender of the Bill of Rights! Long Live the Republic!
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