Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, those were the days when men were men and toys were toys. I have a Science and Mechanics Toy building book that has some real gems. A toy stove with burners that really cook (red hot 110V burner elements), lined with asbestos sheets; toy railroad landscaping using powdered asbestos plaster; a roller-coaster with sleds that have roller-skate wheels and a kid sits on it, 10' in the air w/ no belt or constraint. And we lived!!!!!
yes and sadly even tho. we did too. some in my generation. became safety police.. today you send a kid out to ride a bike without a helmet you'll be charged with child endangerment..
we had 4 foot wooden ramps we'd ride our bmx bikes over and land on the street.. oh the horror.. sadly, kids are fat because the safety police has taken all the fun out of being outside..playing.. cuts and black n blues are part of being a kid.. some parents need to learn this..