Monday, April 23, 2007

how old's grandma

How old is Grandma?

Stay with this -- the answer is at the end -- it will blow you away...One evening a grandson was talking to his grandma about current events. He asked her what she thought-about school shootings, computer age, & things in general.

She replied, "Let me think, I was born before TV, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees & the pill. There were no credit cards, laser beams or ballpoint pens. Man hadn’t invented pantyhose, a/c, dishwashers, clothes dryers, & had yet to walk on the moon. Your- grandpa & I got married & then lived together. Every family had a dad & mom. Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, "Sir". After 25, I still called policemen & every man with a title, "Sir". We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, & group therapy.

The Ten Commandments, good judgment, & common sense governed our lives. We were taught to know the difference between right & wrong & take responsibility for our actions. Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger one. We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent. Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started. Time-sharing meant time family spent together on eves & weekends--not buying condos. We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, & the president's speeches on our radios.

And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out from listening to Tommy Dorsey. 'Made in Japan' meant junk. The term 'making out' meant how u did on exams. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, & instant coffee didn’t exist. We had a 5 & 10-cent store where u could actually buy stuff for 5 & 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, & a Pepsi were all a nickel. To splurge, u spent a nickel on stamps to mail a letter & two postcards. U could buy a new Chevy for $600. Too bad no one could afford it. Gas was 11 cents- a- gallon. In my day, "grass" was mowed, "coke" was a cold drink, "pot" was something your mom cooked in
& "rock music" was your grandma's lullaby. "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office, "chip" meant a piece of- wood, "hardware" was found in a hardware store, & "software" wasn't even a word. And we were the last generation to believe a lady needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people call us "old & confused" & say there’s a generation gap.....

How old do you think I- am??.....Read on to see --
Pretty scary if you think about it, & rather sad at the same time.
Grandma’s ONLY 58!!!

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