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Posted: 8/15/2007 3:12:10 AM EDT
I grew up in the 50's so I figure that I must have. Probably lead this and that stuff also.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:17:08 AM EDT
Have you heard that Bucky Covington song?

"our cribs were covered in lead-based paint"

Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:20:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Have you heard that Bucky Covington song?

"our cribs were covered in lead-based paint"



I don't think Bucky Covington is old enough to have had crib with lead paint
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:30:44 AM EDT
I can't remember.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:42:10 AM EDT
painted lead if I did know dont about it time at this

feeling yhough far so why?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:45:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tek465:
I grew up in the 50's so I figure that I must have. Probably lead this and that stuff also.



Not only lead paint, but one of our favorite pastimes as kids was to ride our bikes behind the mosquito spray truck. I love the smell of DDT in the morning.

(I was a kid in the 50's too).
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:52:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By tek465:
I grew up in the 50's so I figure that I must have. Probably lead this and that stuff also.



Not only lead paint, but one of our favorite pastimes as kids was to ride our bikes behind the mosquito spray truck. I love the smell of DDT in the morning.

(I was a kid in the 50's too).


Ha, i did that too, also played with mercury before anybody said it was bad stuff.My old man would pour a little in the bbl. of his .357 and the lead would just go away in seconds.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 3:58:34 AM EDT
uh...it's just a song? quite a few folks are going to actually believe that song over medical evidence. Same mentality that believes in a haliburton weather machine...
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:00:36 AM EDT
Nope, but we used to play with mercury. Remember the little plastic maze puzzles with a bead of mercury in them?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:14:54 AM EDT
yes, i did an d mercury and asbesatos as well why do uyou ask?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:18:22 AM EDT
Just saw the big Mattel toy recall story eh?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:33:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By tek465:
I grew up in the 50's so I figure that I must have. Probably lead this and that stuff also.



Not only lead paint, but one of our favorite pastimes as kids was to ride our bikes behind the mosquito spray truck. I love the smell of DDT in the morning.

(I was a kid in the 50's too).


Kid in the 70's here, and we did the same thing.
And people tell me smoking's bad for me.



Wait...you and I both have a very twisted sense of humor...let's blame the DDT, shall we?
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:46:24 AM EDT
I used to chew on lead when I was a kid.

Played with mercury alot too.

And look how I turned out <-- self protrait.

TXL
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:47:18 AM EDT
I used to chew on split-shot. (if you're a fisherman, you'd understand) I'd spend more than a few hours casting bullets growing up, in the basement w/ very little airflow. Of course, I'd also play with mercury since dad had a 10lb bottle in the basement.

I'm still here. At least until I figure out there "here" is.....
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:47:53 AM EDT
It would explain a lot..
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 4:55:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
I used to chew on lead when I was a kid.

Played with mercury alot too.

And look how I turned out <-- self protrait.

TXL


I always thought your avatar was your self portrait?????

Mine is
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:01:09 AM EDT
Nevermind lead painted toys--I was casting bullets, fishing, shooting, and playing with my chemistry set....I turned out relatively normal.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:02:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gravity_Tester:
I turned out relatively normal.






Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:05:00 AM EDT
Wow, lead soldiers, lawn darts, riding behind the DDT truck, and horor of horrors...riding in the car with NO SEATBELT!

I am amazed I've lived as long as I have.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:14:38 AM EDT
I....don't.......re..mem...ber
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:20:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By tek465:
I grew up in the 50's so I figure that I must have. Probably lead this and that stuff also.



Not only lead paint, but one of our favorite pastimes as kids was to ride our bikes behind the mosquito spray truck. I love the smell of DDT in the morning.

(I was a kid in the 50's too).


Kid in the 70's here, and we did the same thing.
And people tell me smoking's bad for me.



Wait...you and I both have a very twisted sense of humor...let's blame the DDT, shall we?



I just knew I wasn't the only mutant on the earth.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:22:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VACaver:
Wow, lead soldiers, lawn darts, riding behind the DDT truck, and horor of horrors...riding in the car with NO SEATBELT!

I am amazed I've lived as long as I have.



And I do remember that just about all cars had steel dashboards back then too.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:23:50 AM EDT
I played with "tin soldiers" as a kid - only they were not cast out of tin! And I used to bite on fishing weights (lead). Miracle I made it out of undergrad (let alone law school).
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:28:53 AM EDT
Not to mention leaded gasoline. Spent many, many hours on the carbon spewing, non catalytic Haliburton riding lawn mower.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:29:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By TxLewis:
I used to chew on lead when I was a kid.

Played with mercury alot too.

And look how I turned out <-- self protrait.

TXL


I always thought your avatar was your self portrait?????

Mine is



Naaaa, I had a professional do that one for me.

(I wish I could post the Jay line that keeps running through my head right now...)

TXL
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:31:55 AM EDT
No, but I bet a lot of the people who worked on the Manhattan Project did.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:34:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoppy:

Originally Posted By VACaver:
Wow, lead soldiers, lawn darts, riding behind the DDT truck, and horor of horrors...riding in the car with NO SEATBELT!

I am amazed I've lived as long as I have.



And I do remember that just about all cars had steel dashboards back then too.


Yup. Easier to wash off the blood.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 5:50:14 AM EDT
hahahahahhahaha!

... Why?

Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:34:02 PM EDT
I know I played with lead painted toys, helped my grandfather paint with what must of been lead paint, I know that the small heater we had in the basment of the house had an asbestos proctecor so the wall wouldn't burn. Also one semester in college I worked in a shop rebuilding truck brake parts and used all kind of weird solvents. I am suprised I am still somewaht alive
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:35:36 PM EDT
my brothers and sister said I ate paint chips. It may explain a few things
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:36:55 PM EDT
Yes. All the time. We had a sweet collection of civil war soldiers and a sweet collection of British soldiers made from cast lead. They were actually my grandparents, and they were the same ones my father played with as a child. As she got older, my grandmother apparently lost some of her common sense, and started giving away all her valuable and precious toys away to her cleaning lady. One day we discovered that they were gone.

Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:39:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By millerized:
I used to chew on split-shot. (if you're a fisherman, you'd understand)


+1, I still do this.

Back in the day, while hunting wascally tweety birds, I used to carry a dozen or so .177 lead pellets in my mouth. It was easier to reload by taking one out of your mouth than opening the dang pellet box.

Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:42:07 PM EDT
All of you older members realize that TOOTHPASTE, ointments and anything else in tubes in the '50s & early '60s lead was used for the tubes.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:43:59 PM EDT
Hell yes!

In the '60s I once had a plastics science exploration kit that included acetone, and encouraged me to set fire to pieces of various plastics.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 12:45:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By millerized:
I used to chew on split-shot. (if you're a fisherman, you'd understand)



Swallowed a couple of fishing sinkers as a kid.

Found 'em again later.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 1:51:15 PM EDT
I came from a poor family and had no toys.

If I didn't have an erection, I didn't have anything to play with
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