Monday, August 13, 2012

How old is Grandpa?

Stay  with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.

One  evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events..
The  grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at  schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The Grandfather replied, 'Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:



polio  shots

frozen  foods


contact  lenses

Frisbees  and

the  pill

There  were

credit  cards

laser  beams or

ball-point  pens

Man had not 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  Grandmother 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 started.

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

We  never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt,  or guys wearing earrings.

We listened to  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 lady 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 man in 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  man would be only 59 years old!

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