I Can't Believe We Made it

 

I Can't Believe We Made it

This is an email on general circulation you may well have seen it before but it is so true
 


I Can't Believe We Made It!

If you lived as a child in the 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's, looking back,
it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have... As
children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Our cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paint. We had no
childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cupboards, and when we
rode our bikes we had no helmets.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors.

We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then ride down
the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
bushes a few times we learned to solve the problem. We would leave home
in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the
streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. No mobile
phones. Unthinkable.

We got cut and broke bones and broke teeth, and there were no court cases
from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame, but us.
Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned
to get over it. We ate butterfly cakes, bread and butter, and drank
Squash,
but we were never overweight...we were always outside playing shared one
drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one died from this.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, video games,65
channels on Sky TV, video tape movies, surround sound, personal mobile
phones, Personal Computers, Internet chat rooms ... we had friends. We
went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home
and knocked on the door, or rung the bell, or just walked in and talked
to them. Imagine such a thing. Without asking a parent! By ourselves!
Out there in the cold cruel world! Without a guardian - how did we do
it?

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and ate worms, and
although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the worms live inside us forever. Football and netball had
tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't, had to learn
to deal with disappointment.....

Exams were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own.
Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind. The idea of a parent
bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided
with the law - imagine that! This generation has produced some of the
best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50
years has been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom,
failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it
all.

And you're one of them. Congratulations!

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Ted Yeoman.

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The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

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The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them ..... bind them

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them ..... bind them

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

 

Well there are a few of the pictures ... If you have any please e-mail them to us so we can share them. With love to you all from us both

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

 

Well there are a few of the pictures ... If you have any please e-mail them to us so we can share them. With love to you all from us both

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

 

Well there are a few of the pictures ... There is a page with lots more on that Helen started for us should you need to see them all, just ask for the link!  If you have anymore pictures of our big day please e-mail them to us so we can share them.

With love to you all from us both

Ted Yeoman.  

. 

The Wedding of Val and Ted

21st June 2015

at St Augustines, Westgate.

 

Just a small selection fom the several hundred Photographs taken at our wedding

One ring to find them and in the future bind them

One ring to find them ..... bind them

For many years the ring had remained hidden from view .......

Sisters Groom

              

Three "Mrs Yeoman" in one picture for the first time ever ............... and 4 generations of Yeoman in one picture but not for the first time!

Children will be children ... even with their partners watching!

 

 

Well there are a few of the pictures ... There is a page with lots more on that Helen started for us should you need to see them all, just ask for the link!  If you have anymore pictures of our big day please e-mail them to us so we can share them.

With love to you all from us both

Ted Yeoman.  

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