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How old is Grandpa???
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.
' polio shots
' frozen foods
' contact lenses
' Frisbees and
' the pill
There were no:
' credit cards
' laser beams or
' ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
' air conditioners
' clothes dryers
' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon
Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, "Sir".
We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a
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
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters,
We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to
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
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all
And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough
You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . . but who could afford one?
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
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
This man would be only 61 years old
What has changed since you were young ?
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