Sunday, August 19, 2012

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
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:
' 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 yet 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 me, "Sir."
And after I turned 25, I  still called policemen and every  man with  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 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  those who closed front doors as the evening  breeze
Time-sharing meant  time the family spent together in the  evenings  and
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, and the President's  speeches on our
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
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.

And we were the  last generation to actually believe that  a lady needed a
husband to have a  baby.
No wonder people call us "old  and  confused"  and 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 and  pretty  sad at
the same time.

Are  you  ready?????

This woman would  be only 59 years old,  Born in 1953.