How old is Grandpa???

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  1. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Active Member

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    How old is Grandpa???
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    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:


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    television

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    penicillin

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    polio shots

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    frozen foods

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    Xerox

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    contact lenses

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    Frisbees and

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    the pill

    There were no:


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    credit cards

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    laser beams or

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    ball-point pens

    Man had not invented:


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    pantyhose

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    air conditioners

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    dishwashers

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    clothes dryers

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    and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

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    man hadn't yet walked on the moon

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    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 people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.


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

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


    We listened to the 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 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:


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    "grass" was mowed,

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    "coke" was a cold drink,

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    "pot" was something your mother cooked in and

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    "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.

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    "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,

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    " chip" meant a piece of wood,

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    "hardware" was found in a hardware store and

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    "software" wasn't even a word.
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    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 oldman 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 man would be only 59 years old








    rch.
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    My mothers mother came to Texas in a covered wagon from Mississippi.
    Both my parents grew up with wood stoves, the depression and such and I am glad because they instilled some of those very virtues and beliefs in me.
    I remember my grand mother till the day she died at 98 still could not fathom man had walked on the moon or why do cars need to go so fast and why people didn't plant gardens and the list went on and on.
    59 years ago this country was becoming of age and sadly today it seems aged and like an old man or woman waiting on its death and with the powers at work today in Washington that death may be sooner than we think!
     
  3. hangtree

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    This man would be only 59 years old

    I am 59 and just reading this brings back fond memories for me and yet, sadness for my grandchildren.
     
  4. randy4bb

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    thanks ; I thought about 75 yrs old; Also Mad Mo says it well
     
  5. DCortez

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    I was thinking the ball point pen was invented around 1940 or so and AC in the 1930's. Time to google.
     
  6. armadillo

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    I don't know about all the things listed. But, penicillin was discovered in 1928 and in mass production during WWII. This may be a 10 year old article, or something.
     
  7. TxPhantom

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    You are probably right, it could be pretty old. That would change some things. I happen to run across it while deleting old (very old) emails. I probably got it a couple of years ago, don't know how long it had been around at that time.
     
  8. DCortez

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    Still a crazy time to live through. My wife and I have talked about this, and our grandparents, more than a few times.
     
  9. Texas1911

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    That's something that is hard to fathom. The internet is getting older and older. I've been on the internet for well over a decade now ... yet it still seems new. You never think that it's actually aging.
     
  10. res1b3uq

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    I remember--- A tv set sitting in our den, waiting for the first station in Abilene to fire up--our first "swamp cooler"--crank telephones--hydramatic transmissions--polio--------
     

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