How old is Grandma?

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by sgtmom52, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    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, & just things in general.

    The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute,
    I was born before: Television, Penicillin, Polio Shots, Frozen Foods, Xerox, Contact Lens, Frisbees & The Pill.
    There Were No: Credit Cards, Laser Beams or Ball-Point Pens

    Man Had Not Invented: Pantyhose, Air Conditioners, Dishwashers, Clothes Dryers. The clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air.
    Man hadn't yet walked on the moon.

    Your Grandfather & I got married first, & then lived together.
    Every family had a father & a mother.

    Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
    After I turned 25, I still called policemen & every man with a title, "Sir."

    We were before Gay-Rights, Computer Dating, Dual Careers, Daycare Centers, & Group Therapy.
    Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, Good Judgment, & Common Sense.

    We were taught to know the difference between right & wrong & to stand up & take responsibility for our actions.
    Serving your country was a privilege;
    Living in this country was a bigger privilege.

    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 & 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, & The President's speeches on our radios. I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.

    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, & Instant Coffee were unheard of.

    We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 & 10 cents. Ice-Cream Cones, Phone Calls, Rides on a streetcar & a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter & 2 postcards.

    You could buy a new Chevy 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 & 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 & Software wasn't even a word.
    We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

    No wonder people call us "old & confused" & say there is a generation gap.
    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 & pretty sad at the same time.

    Are you ready ?????

    This woman would be only 59 years old. Gives you something to think about.

  2. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    Wow. Just wow. My sister can't even think of life without a computer without having nightmares!
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yup..pretty scary where our country has gone... [​IMG]
  4. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Pathetic. This is what happens when people become dependent.

    Drug use would be low today, except that humanity insists on getting rid of any real reason for existence, which inevitably removes morality and leads to pessimism, and often depression. 59 years ago, people would be more willing to actually stand up for what's right, rather than cower like beaten dogs.

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