Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Growing Up Part 1

Cheryl Poch is at it again.

If you have not received this e-mail, then you are in for a treat. I received this a couple of weeks ago and sent it on to family and friends because it is SO TRUE. It starts out by saying –

“To All the Kids Who Survived the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s!

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 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 and 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."

Imagine that – amazing isn’t it?

More to come in the next Tuesday . . . and maybe even the next one after that.

Cheryl L. Poch, Director
Fowlerville District Library
131 Mill Street, P.O. Box 313
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Check back next Tuesday for more in this four-part article.

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