• Yes & I did all those things in the past week. You know me so well you must be a family member. & it was very considerate of you to not mention using the sears catalogue in the outhouse & bathing in a galvanized washtub.😊
  • I sometimes think it is a miracle that any of us who were kids in the 70s (or earlier) survived but if you look at statistics for accidental deaths I think we may have been the lucky ones!
  • Yes indeed. Add selective service to that roster too.
  • We even climbed over the back seat of my Dad's station wagon. While in motion!
  • No. I'm reasonably intelligent.
    • Professor Yaffle
      Are you suggesting the rest of us aren't? I took the question to be about growing up in a pre health & safety culture and taking risks we weren't aware of at the time. Maybe we're all survivors because we are reasonably intelligent?
    • Victorine
      I'm merely saying that I never did any of those things. People who did and survived were not, in my view, very bright children -- just lucky.
    • Army Veteran
      They were also "just lucky" to be more educated. They weren't millennials who were kept hidden behind insulated walls by over-protective parents, afraid of experiencing the real world.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Maybe she's saying that you're unreasonably intelligent, Professor Yaffle.
    • Linda Joy
      LOL I guess all of us are. Face it her self claimed intelligence is the only card she has in her deck!
  • All things long past from my youth.
  • Absolutely. Even today, there's nothing like a cold drink of water from a garden hose on a hot day. And I'd love to get my hands on a pre-1966 car - they are exempt from requiring seatbelts.
  • That pretty much describes my childhood.
    • Linda Joy
      Well, you actually ARE unreasonably intelligent!

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