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Mom wanted me to pass this on to you ladies. (Mom, next computer lesson is cut and paste! :D )

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 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 Grandma 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 was no radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens.

Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, 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 I, 'Sir' - and after I turned 25, I still called
policemen and every man with a title, "Sir.' This was before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

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. 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 people who closed their front doors
when the evening breeze started. Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and we never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys
wearing earrings. Long hair meant classical music.

We listened to the 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.

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 were all 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 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, 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 woman needed a husband to have a baby.

* No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap..... and 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 same time.

**************************************************** This Woman would be only 61 years old! Born in 1942.
 

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Thanks !!!!!!!
 

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wow...i'm 35 now..so it makes me think what one of these will say when i'm 61:eek:
 

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Interesting. Thanks for posting.
 

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61 yrs can make a HUGE difference! My Gran is 77. She became a nurse without a highschool diploma or a GED.
 

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I think i will print that ans send it to my grandmothersand mother. I think they will like to read it too. Thanks!
 

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I was thinking born in either the 30's or 40's. Big clue was listening to the news on the radio, and the first thing that popped into my mind was President Roosevelt.

My mom was born that year, I bet she'd get a kick out of this, I'll print it up for her. Thanks!
 

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It is amazing how fast thinsg change, I mean growing up we never even had cable we got a total of 6 stations if we were lucky and look how many we hav enow..

As for how old grandma is, my gram will be 92 on Friday...

Eileen
 
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