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How Old is Grandpa?

Postby Don_Smurf » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:29 pm

Food for thought - now I don't guarantee all facts are correct but it sure made me think.

How Old is Grandpa?

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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 grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked him what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
' television

' penicillin
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' Xerox
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill
There were no:
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
' pantyhose
' air conditioners
' dishwashers
' clothes dryers

pocket calculators

' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

Your Grandmother 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, "Sir."
There were no gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, group therapy or people with 'bi-polar disorders.' Children were disciplined at School - and had to pass the exam to get through to the next grade.
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions. We lived our lives on the basis that Society wasn't there for our benefit - but we were there for its benefit!
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 started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends - not purchasing condominiums.
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We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, cell phones, fax machines, Play Stations & X-Boxes, having a home PC, domestic microwave ovens - or guys wearing earrings!

There was at least one and a half inches of cream on the top of your milk in your milk bottle!

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

People would dress up in their 'Sunday best' to go to Church.

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 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi all cost just a nickel.
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 back then?
Too bad, because gas was only 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
' "grass" was mowed,

"crack" was the sound made when something broke.
' "coke" was a soft 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 being 'Gay' meant being happy!
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And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder the younger generation call us "old and confused" - and say there's a generation gap.
How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old grey headed man in mind, being pushed around in a wheelchair, wheezing away with an oxygen mask strapped to his face - and wearing diapers. Well if you do - you're in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it - and pretty sad at the same time!!
Are you ready ?????

This man or woman would be only 59 years old.

What does that make me?

Older than a dinosaur I suppose -



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