How Old is Grandpa?
Stay with this – the answer is at the end. It may blow you away.One evening
talking to his grandfather
about current events. The grandson
asked his grandfather what hethought about the shootings at schools, the
computer age, andjust things in general..
The Grandfather replied, „Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
There were no:
‘laser beams or
Man had notinvented:
‘and the clotheswere hung out to dryin the fresh air and
‘ space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.
Your Grandmother and I got married first,and then lived together..
Every family had a fatherand a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every manolder than me, „Sir”. And after I turned 25, I still calledpolicemen and every man witha title, „Sir.”
We were before gay-rights,computer-dating, dual careers,daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the The Bible, good judgment,and common sense.
We were taught to know thedifference between right and wrongand to stand up
and take responsibilityfor our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; livingin this country was a bigger privilege…
We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus.
Having a meaningful relationshipmeant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed frontdoors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the familyspent together in the eveningsand 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 blowinghis 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 howyou did on your school exam….
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s,and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where youcould 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 couldspend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letterand 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:
‘„coke” was a cold drink,
‘„pot” was something yourmother cooked in and
‘„rock music” wasyour grandmother’s lullaby. ‘„Aids” werehelpers in the Principal’s office,
‘„chip” meanta 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 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!!
GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINKABOUT……
PASS THIS ONTO THE OLD ONES,
THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN’T BELIEVE IT.
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