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    Default 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 yet invented:
    ' pantyhose
    ' air conditioners
    ' dishwashers
    ' clothes dryers
    (clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air)
    ' 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 our 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.

    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 & dime 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 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.

    We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

    We volunteered to protect our precious country.
    No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.

    How old do you think Grandma is?

    Are you ready??


    Grandma is only 59 years old.
    She would have been born in late 1952.


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    I have eight years on "Grandma".
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    I'm only 2 years older than Grandma, and I think she missed or forgot a whole lot. When I was a teenager, the sexual revolution was, thankfully, in full swing, Woodstock became a cultural icon, the British Invasion was rocking the world of Rock N Roll, muscle cars ruled the streets and the drug culture was getting seriously started. Nobody I knew, my age, listened to Big Band music - some dug Jazz. It was our generation that literally perfected "cool."

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    The first quick-frozen vegetables, fruits, seafoods, and meat were sold to the public for the first time in 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts, under the tradename Birds Eye Frosted Foods

    In 1902, only one year after Willis Haviland Carrier graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Engineering, the first air (temperature and humidity) conditioning was in operation, making one Brooklyn printing plant owner very happy.

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    I'm 2 years younger than Grandma, but also a grandma. That was fun to read :-D

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    Yep---I`m 2 years younger also. Still was fun to read.
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    penicillin was fisrt used as medicine in 1928 and discovered in 1875

    my grandma is 134 years old and still as strong as ever but her sight is not the same anymore

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    Good post takes me back ... as a kid i got a 25 cent allowance with that i could buy one pop one bag of chips and a bag-full of penny candy , or go to the movie and still have money for pop-corn .
    Now that same 25 cents wont even get me a book of matches .
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    That's progress
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