Subject: How old is Grandma?
How old is Grandma, really?
Stay on -- the answer is at the end.
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:
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill
There were no:
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens
Man had not yet invented:
' air conditioners
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon
Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together.
Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir."
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title,
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers,
And group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand
Up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
Weekends - not purchasing condominiums.
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
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy
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 stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a
And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough
Stamps to mail 1 letter and 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 your mother cooked in and
' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
' "chip" meant a piece of wood,
' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and.
' "software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a
Husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation
How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old lady in mind. You are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the
Are you ready?????
This woman would be only 60 years old, Born in 1952.
See what happened in our world in 60 years! Imagine, we had a record player that worked without electricity. We even had a phone on which you could dial the number while holding the speaker next to your ear. I still have a watch that you can hear ticking and it works without a battery.
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
PASS THIS ON TO THE OLD ONES.
THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.