Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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 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
 a title, "Sir."

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 sense.

We were taught to know the
 difference between right and
 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 those who closed front
 doors as the
Evening breeze started.

Time-sharing meant time the family
 spent together in the
 and weekends — not purchasing condominiums.

We never heard of FM radios, tape decksCD's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny,
 and the President's speeches on our radios.

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 (5 and dime) 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 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.

We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
We volunteered to protect our precious country.
No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.

How old do you think I am?

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

Are you

This woman would be only 61 years old.
She would have been born in late 1952.