How old is Grandma?
(Read this to the end-– quite an eye opener.)
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:
‘ Frisbees and
There were no:
‘ laser beams or
Man had not yet invented:
‘ air conditioners
‘ clothes dryers
‘ and the clotheswere hung out to dryin the fresh air and
‘ man hadn’t yetwalked on the moon
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; livingin this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was what peopleate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationshipmeant 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\
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 howyou 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.
We were the last generation toactually 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?????
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.�
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