How old is Grandpa?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    [FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]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:


    penicillin
    polio shots
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]frozen foods
    Xerox
    contact lenses
    Frisbees and
    the pill

    There w
    ere no:
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]credit cards

    laser beams or

    ball-point pens

    Man had not invented:

    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]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
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]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.
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]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.

    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,
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]"hardware" was found in a hardware store and
    "software" wasn't even a word.
    [/FONT][FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]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 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 man would be only 59 years old!!!!
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  2. Flintman

    Flintman New Member

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    You would be exactly right Patricia, the more I read the better it fit. Thanks for the neat post.

    Flint.
     

  3. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    I would have guessed around 80.
     
  4. bilyjojimbob

    bilyjojimbob New Member

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    I had no clue. Very cool post:cool2:
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    A bit younger than I thought .I guessed 60
     
  6. RebelMan

    RebelMan Guest

    Thats alot younger then I thought also, I was thinking around 71-72.:eek:oooh:
     
  7. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Aww yes the good old days, i guessed 60 which is my age.
     
  8. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Good Post: Just Imagine going back another 10 years. Would make him 69. Not very old really. My mother died March 21st. She was 85 and would relate her experiences from the 20's to now. I'm 62 and it seemed like she was from another planet when she described what she went through and what she believed about this country. Made her sick to her stomach about what's happening to this country. Thanks for the post.
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Just imagine going back another 13 years. :lol:
    The year I was born:
    President Franklin Roosevelt signs Social Security Act into law.
    FBI kills Barker gang, including Ma Barker, in a shootout.
    The year of the Great Dust Bowl, sending temperatures in Chicago to a record-high 109°F! (global warming began, :lol:)
    Bob Denver was born.

    Good post Angelkitty. It's been on before but I love it.
     
  10. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    good post. 59 really? my g-grandmother is 91 years old and at least once a week i go to her house. (still livin on her own!) she feeds me donuts, corn dogs and beer, and i listen to her tell me what it was like for a poor irish family to raise a family in those days. deep respect for the elderly. i dont think ppl back then knew what good times and hard times were. they just knew when it was time to work and time to go to church!
     
  11. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Great post! Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I can relate to all of that I'm 63 yrs today. We like to refer to those days as "The Good Ole Days". Interesting and a good reminder. Thanks for sharing.:smile2: