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b_sharp9/26/2011 5:11:04 pm PDT

re: #296 albusteve

probably…I had a very Rockwellian upbringing…basically we did whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted to…roaming over a few square miles of hood…at 8-10 years old we might be gone all day, out of touch and nobody thought much of it…back then, for me at least, it would be a HUGE mistake for an adult to mess with us or do us any harm…if any bully took me down, he had to face my kin, we had reputations to preserve…and it all worked out fine…times change tho, and now a 12 year old will kill you

That sounds much like my upbringing. We used to get booted out of the house in the morning and only returned long enough to grab food then head out again. We lived on the edge of the city so there were large uninhabited areas to romp around. There was an abandoned farm yard just north of us and an orchard just west. Just south of that was the dumping zone for topsoil from the houses they were building. There were dozens of little 5’ tall hills. Wars aplenty. I was well armed with my ‘Have Gun will Travel’ revolvers and derringers, and my Johnny Seven weapon.

Now people get all anxious about their kids crossing the street.