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#1143355 - 03/11/09 02:22 PM How old is...
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Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It may 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:
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 Grandmother and I got married first, . . . And then lived together.

Most families 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 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,
'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. And how old do you think I am?

I bet you have this old man in mind...you are in for a shock!
This is pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

This man would be only 59 years old.
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#1143362 - 03/11/09 02:29 PM Re: How old is... DD Regs
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...and blacks would have their own schools, sit in the back of the bus, be called "boy" (even after age 25), eat at black restaurants, and drink from "colored" water fountains.

...and school children would have drills where they'd hide under their desks and cover their heads in case of a nuclear attack (kind of like a bandaid on a mortal wound, if you ask me).

...and would be dying in a war in a far off place called Korea.

No era is perfect.
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#1143364 - 03/11/09 02:32 PM Re: How old is... The OG Zaibatsu
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thats pretty old... just sayin
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#1143373 - 03/11/09 02:37 PM Re: How old is... DD Regs
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Younger than me. I remember all of this as well.

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#1143376 - 03/11/09 02:39 PM Re: How old is... The OG Zaibatsu
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Originally Posted By: fka -Z-
...and blacks would have their own schools, sit in the back of the bus, be called "boy" (even after age 25), eat at black restaurants, and drink from "colored" water fountains.

...and school children would have drills where they'd hide under their desks and cover their heads in case of a nuclear attack (kind of like a bandaid on a mortal wound, if you ask me).

...and would be dying in a war in a far off place called Korea.

No era is perfect.



........dying in a far off place called Viet Nam and their countrymen hated them for being there.

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#1143380 - 03/11/09 02:43 PM Re: How old is... doobydoobydoo
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My dad's 57, and he's WELL aware of other meanings for grass, coke, pot, and rock music. Of course, he also bought pot in Jamaica when he was 14 or 15 and brought it home in his luggage.

He has his ear pierced.

His day was in the late 60's-early 70's.. not when he was 10. Just sayin'.

I think the age in this should be more along the lines of 69. My 67 year old MIL would be way more prone to agree with all of this.

Or maybe my dad's an exception.. he IS known as a bit of a rebel.

By the way, my grandmother was knocked up before she and my granddaddy were married. They're still married today. That was around 1950.

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#1143381 - 03/11/09 02:44 PM Re: How old is... Ops
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This thread made me think of Grandpa from South Park
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#1143430 - 03/11/09 03:34 PM Re: How old is... Peepers
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everything makes you think of South Park crazy

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#1143442 - 03/11/09 03:40 PM Re: How old is... Miscuit
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South Park covers all topics. Didn't you know that?

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#1143445 - 03/11/09 03:42 PM Re: How old is... CB#3
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