|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:
There were no:
‘laser beams or
Man had not yet invented:
‘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, CD’s, 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 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 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 59 years old, Born in 1952 -OUCH THAT HURT!!!.
Thanks for sharing this! I loved it and have passed it on to others.
i am so glad you enjoyed it April!!! hope you are having a wonderful day………..
outside of the hot heat index, it is a pretty good day.
Well that’s humbling, isn’t it? 🙂 I always enjoy ‘look back’ stuff like this. Thanks for posting it. Have a good day Terry!
you too Brian, i also enjoy looking back at life when it was simple and less complicated. it makes me give thanks for my age
Brian, you have been so kind to me, I have nominated you for the illuminating blogger award!
Thank you Terry! 🙂 God bless you, my friend.
you are so welcome
Excellent Terry. So many young people have no idea what it was like to live without the technology we have today. They think we are ancient.
this is true, but we were wiser, as today they think they are smarter
I knew it applied to me, but I’ll admit I was surprised at her age. You also made me a bit nostalgic. I remember in our first home I could hardly wait for my husband to put up a pully line for me. Remember how the sheets smelled? And I still remember the smell of my high school boyfriend whose mother dried his shirts on the line and ironed them herself! What a lovely clean odor to remember. The dryer, when we finally got one, did a much better job keeping diapers soft than did the line in the basement, though, that I had to use when it rained. Oh yes, was that mentioned in the list? Those lovely soft diapers that had to go first into a diaper pail? – ick! But what great dustclothes they made when they were outgrown.
My friend in Maine still dries her things on an outside line when the weather doesn’t prevent it.
i still love to hang whites and sheets out on the line. i love the natural whitening and the softness. my mother made me iron our sheets and all cottons when i was living at home. once the double knits came out, no more ironing! i miss the simple days of life, when people watched out for each other, helped in time of need, and were close. now i barely know my neighbors first names, and i don’t blame them. the world is a dangerous place from back then. i am glad i am the age i am. i don’t want to vision the techy things of the world. i would love to go back to dance hops and poodle skirts!
Mona, I have nominated you for the illuminating blogger award!
Ouch…! Yes, we’ve seen many changes over the past ….. years, and I believe we’re in for a lot more to come before our days are through..! When you think about it we are a versatile bunch; we’ve had to adjust to so much. Can’t say I’m not pleased though, with a lot of the changes; especially the ones that make ‘house-keeping’ easier… 🙂
well yes, when u speak of housekeeping, i am all for modernizing. lol, but things like driving in space, living on the moon, rails everywhere above the cities, zooming over 100 miles per hour are not my cup of tea. therefore just give me my usual…………….a diet coke please…………
Haha…. They’ll come, that’s for sure.. Crikey, I’m still having trouble getting my head around Skype!
Carolyn, I have nominated you for the illuminating blogger award!
Wow, thank you so much Terry… I don’t know this award, but am very touched ….. 🙂
i can not figure out how to use the stupid thing………..lol
There’s only one problem in that list. I’m older than ‘grandma’, but still I wasn’t born before TV. We had a TV in 1953 and they had been around for quite a few years before that. Public TV broadcasting was introduced in the US and Europe between 1928 and 1939. We got it in Canada from 1950 to 1959. Another discrepancy is the ballpoint pen. Actually the first one was invented in 1888 but was not good for commercial use. Many other patents were made over the years, but in 1941 a patent was issued by the Biro brothers and the pens were produced in Argentina and licensed by the British for the RAF. In 1945 Eversharp introduced their ballpoint pens and they were being sold at Gimbel’s department store. Just a little more trivia for you to peruse. 🙂
that is very interesting, and of course i didn’t know that! i love that you shared this with me, and i don’t see you as old or older at all, just my friend
Thank you, my friend.
This is great!
so glad u enjoyed it Julie!
…. and I’m born 1948. This was fun and great … thanks a million.
well we are about the same age!
Yes, not a bad age .. but I wish I had a 30 year old body .. be 40 and have my 63 years’ experience.
i love it!!! me too, 21 year old body, make they guys eyes pop out, LOL!!!
…. I will settle with 30 and the mens eyes pop up.
yes, me too, i just remember how fun being in my twenties were