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To: Bigh4u2
Internet,Ipods,Play Station, just to mention a few.

Not to mention a 24 hour news industry terrifying parents with stories of child abduction, child rape and child murder. Many parents are terrified to let their children out of their sight.

There was a story in my home town about a local boy who'd been reported missing. The reporter on TV mentioned that the boy had been out, unsupervised for 8 hours and acted as if the parent should be charged with child neglect.

When I was that boy's age I'd be out from just after breakfast until dinner time and my parents only had a vague idea of where I actually was. I may have been playing ball, I may have been swimming at the lake, I may have been in my tree fort or building a new tree fort or fishing in the creek. It's a different world for kid's these days.

7 posted on 07/03/2006 12:21:49 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

"It's a different world for kid's these days."

Ain't that the truth.


8 posted on 07/03/2006 12:22:55 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: pgkdan

"When I was that boy's age I'd be out from just after breakfast until dinner time and my parents only had a vague idea of where I actually was. I may have been playing ball, I may have been swimming at the lake, I may have been in my tree fort or building a new tree fort or fishing in the creek. It's a different world for kid's these days."

I grew up in a suburb outside Washington, DC. We'd get on our bikes and ride...roller skate to wherever...hike through the nature trail in the woods...go hang around Pine Lake...take our ice skates, walk to the rink and skate all day...then the Lyons sisters disappeared and that was the end of unsuperivsed rambles.

I woudn't trade those days for anything. I feel sorry for my nieces and nephews who never knew the joy of just GOING.


10 posted on 07/03/2006 2:15:46 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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