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Remember the Good Old Days?

 
How old is Grandma?
(Read this to the end-- quite an eye opener.)
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Stay with this — the answer is at the end… It will blow you away.  

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.  
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at
schools, the computer age, and just things in general. 
The Grandmother replied, “Well, let me think a minute,  

I was born before:


 television
 penicillin  
 polioshots  
 frozenfoods  
 Xerox  
 contactlenses  
 Frisbees and
 thepill

There were no:


 creditcards  
 laser beams or
 ball-pointpens

Man had not
 yet  invented:

 pantyhose  
 air conditioners
 dishwashers  
 clothes dryers
 and the clotheswere hung out to dryin the fresh air and
man hadn’t yetwalked on the moon
 
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Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together.
 Every family had a fatherand a mother.  
Until I was 25, I called every manolder than me, “Sir.”  
And after I turned 25, I still calledpolicemen and every man witha title, “Sir.”  
We were before gay-rights,computer-dating, dual careers,daycare centers, and group therapy.  
Our lives were governed by the TenCommandments, good judgment, and common sense.  
We were taught to know thedifference between right and wrongand to stand up and take responsibilityfor our actions.

Serving your country was a privilege; living
in this country was a bigger privilege.  
We thought fast food was what peopleate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship
meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed frontdoors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the familyspent together in the eveningsand weekends\
not purchasingcondominiums.

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We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD’s, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny,and the President’s speeches on our radios.
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan’on it, it was junk.

The term ‘making out’ referred to how
you did on your school exam.  
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s,and instant coffee were unheard of.  We had 5 &10-cent (5 and dime) stores where you
 could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.  
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar,and a Pepsi were all a nickel.  
And if you didn’t want to splurge, you couldspend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letterand 2 postcards.  
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600,but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.  

In my day:

 “grass”was mowed,
 “coke” was a cold drink,
 “pot” was something yourmother cooked in and
 “rock music” wasyour grandmother’s lullaby.
 “Aids” werehelpers in the Principal’s office,
 “chip” meanta piece of wood,
 “hardware”was found in a hardware store and.
“software” wasn’t even a word.
 
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We were the last generation to
actually believe that a lady neededa husband to have a baby.
We volunteered to protect our precious country.
No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.  
How old do you think I am?  
Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.  

Are you
 ready?????
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This woman would be only 61 years old.
 
She would have been born in late 1952.

GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK
 ABOUT.  
PASS THIS ON  TO THE OTHER OLD ONES.
<BECAUSE THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT.>

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