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Thread: How old is Grandpa???

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Brisbane, Australia

    Question How old is Grandpa???

    Another from my sister...

    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.
    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



    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

    Your Grandmother and I got married first . . . and then lived

    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

    Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when 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 the 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

    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 are in for a shock!

    This man would be only 59 years old!
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    San Francisco, CA

    Default Re: How old is Grandpa???

    hrmm.. maybe I'm too young, but it's not that surprising to me. A LOT of things have changed in the last fifty years or so.. heck I've only been alive for nineteen and I still feel things have changed a lot.
    Nowadays people would wonder what's wrong if there's even a period of a few years where there isn't a revolutionary announcement.. that would be unheard of in the computer world especially.
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