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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

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:

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 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 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.

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 ?
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This person would be only 59 years old.

Scary, ain't it.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Re: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

plurry nora batman we have moved a long way in a very short time.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

Yep, we is moving at an exponential rate and like any form of exponential growth we will get to our limit then crash. What will cause the crash is the intruiging question. Something to think about!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:43 am    Post subject: Re: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

I think the crash will come about because of pure and simple greed. There won't be an economy in the World that will be able to sustain the current rate of growth. When the crash comes, I reckon a dollar won't be worth the paper its printed on...and it won't matter how much money your have in the bank, the banks won't be able to give it to you 'cause they won't have any.

Have a good look at the salaries CEOs are drawing these days...millions of dollars a year...and its mugs like you and I that are paying for it...it's obscene.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

Wow! I'm 45 and I remember a lot of those things but so much happened in just the previous 14 years too. We are progressing at a very rapid rate and yet there are countries that haven't progressed in 500 years. Why?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: How Old Is Grandma? Reply with quote

zxd9 wrote:
...yet there are countries that haven't progressed in 500 years. Why?

My belief would be that there is no money to be made there...soooo, the big multi nationals don't bother with them...and as a result, their economy isn't outa control.

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