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Old 01-29-2014, 02:19 AM   #1
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how old is Grandma?

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 a

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 61 years old.



GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK

ABOUT.......

PASS THIS ON TO THE OLD ONES,

THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T

BELIEVE IT.

I think Grandma is a bit older than this, Tommy Dorsey was not in my era and I am older already than this Gran ...however I do recall all of these things when growing up!
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:09 AM   #2
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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 a

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 61 years old.



GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK

ABOUT.......

PASS THIS ON TO THE OLD ONES,

THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T

BELIEVE IT.

I think Grandma is a bit older than this, Tommy Dorsey was not in my era
and I am older already than this Gran ...however I do recall all of these things when growing up!
Tommy Dorsey wasn't in my era either and I'm 61 also. Heck, way back in 1969 we were listening to Inna Gadda Da Vida!! My Dad listened to the Big Bands. But, yea, all of that other stuff is true as I recall.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:52 AM   #3
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Ah but how old is Grandpa?

I'm My Own Grandpa- Ray Stevens ( with family tree diagram) - YouTube
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I still listen to In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Saw it performed live way back when.

Greatest drum solo of all time.

Ahh the good old days.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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Must be an old joke, many things on the list were available 61 years ago.

Television
Air conditioners
Electric typewriters
Clothes dryers
ETC ETC

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I still listen to In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Saw it performed live way back when.

Greatest drum solo of all time.

Ahh the good old days.
No Joke there... The LP version was all of one side. And you are right. Just about the greatest drum solo.. EVER.
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I still listen to In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Saw it performed live way back when.

Greatest drum solo of all time.

Ahh the good old days.

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No Joke there... The LP version was all of one side. And you are right. Just about the greatest drum solo.. EVER.
Not to hijack this thread but I have to agree with both of you. Sure wish that I had seen Iron Butterfly "Back in the day" ;-)
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YES I AM OLDER BY YEARS AT 72 and we had most of these things on the list
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Maybe this story was first told in 1971?
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It does say when she was born, which would make it 1953.
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Question is - How old is this story???
Snopes background says Grandma's story had a version going around before 2000, which would mean she was born in 1939. I can remember kicking the slatts out of my crib dancing to Tommy Dorsey..back then.
snopes.com: How old is Grandma?
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