Originally Posted by ependydad
It's not "today's kids". I'm not that old, but old enough that I'm a different generation than "today's youths". I remember being a teen and watching my friend huff lighter fluid out of a zip loc bag to the point that he thought it was a good idea to carve his girlfriend's name or initials into his leg with a razor blade - regardless of how much I told him it was a real bad idea.
Kids have always done stupid stuff... yes- even YOUR generation, dear reader.
When I was *very* young, back when old Shep was just a pup, boys would lie on the trunk of cars, open the gas tank lid and huff until they passed out and roll off the car.
Of course my kids' generation also huffed gold or silver paint...never understood why the metallic was preferred. I'll never say what my kids *never* did, but to my knowledge they never needed to escape reality in that manner. Of course ours never did the skate boarding in the streets thing either. We sacrificed greatly to get 'em out of town and raise 'em in the country.
Most hilarious memory with my youngest son was when he was learning to drive down on the back 40. He was looking back at his brother and rammed that little Datsun pickup past the windshield into the end of a wind row. More than once I had 'em walk back to the house and ask me to come pull that little truck out of mud ruts when they'd high centered it somewhere in the woods down by the lake.
Another time I saw the old Dodge Power Wagon bumping across the terraces on the south forty pasture with no one in it. It kept bumping along until it nosed down into a ravine. Soon the boys showed up, asking for help again. Seems there was a very agitated nest of red wasps under the dash.
They bailed! When we pulled it out, that old Dodge didn't have a dent in it. Back then they were made solid!
If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS
, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013
Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014