Subject: How old is Grandma ?
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> How old is Grandma???
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> Stay with this -- the answer is at the end It will blow you away.
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> 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.
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> The Grandma replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
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> ' television
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> ' penicillin
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> ' polio shots
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> ' frozen foods
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> ' Xerox
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> ' contact lenses
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> ' Frisbees and
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> ' the pill
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> There were no:
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> ' credit cards
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> ' laser beams or
> ' ball-point pens
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> Man had not invented:
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> ' pantyhose
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> ' air conditioners
> ' dishwashers
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> ' clothes dryers
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> ' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
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> ' man hadn't yet walked on the moon
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> Your Grandfather and I got married first, . . . and then lived together.
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> Every family had a father and a mother.
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> 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."
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> We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare
>centers, and group therapy.
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> Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and
>common sense.
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> We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to
>stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
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> Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a
>bigger privilege.
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> We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
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> Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
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> Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening
>breeze started.
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> Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and
>weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
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> We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters,
>yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
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> We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches
>on our radios.
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> And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to
>Tommy Dorsey.
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> If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan ' on it, it was junk.
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> The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exam.
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> Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
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> We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and
>10 cents.
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> Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all
>a nickel.
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> And if you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough
>stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
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> You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, . . but who could afford one?
> Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
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> In my day:
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> ' "grass" was mowed,
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> ' "coke" was a cold drink,
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> ' "pot" was something your mother cooked in and
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> ' "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.
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> ' "Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,
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> ' " chip" meant a piece of wood,
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> ' "hardware" was found in a hardware store and
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> ' "software" wasn't even a word.
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> 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?
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> I bet you have this old lady in mind...you are in for a shock!
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> Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at
>the same time.
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> This Woman would be only 58 years old!
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, america used to be a shithole

Kevin said...

Even leaving aside "Darkies knew their place and we all lived in fear of instant nuclear armageddon...."

Television, credit cards, and penicillin all date back to the 1920s. A 58-year-old woman's *parents* would have been familiar with all of those things, unless they were as dumb as the author of this e-mail.

Rosa said...

Wait.

A 58 year old woman was born in 1949. She was twenty in the Summer of Love. Her grandkids are less likely to have smoked pot than she was.

angryyoungwoman said...

Strange that she called men "sir." I make them call me "master."

I think it would surprize a lot of Greeks and eastern Europeans that no one heard of yogurt before 1949.

Anonymous said...

Sir Alexander Flemming is credited with discovering penicillin in 1929.

Wikipedia

Michael said...

Amazing how those traditional Americans could ensure that every family had a father and a mother. There was no death in the old days. How we have fallen.

If this woman is 58 years old, this email was written in 1978.

Antisocial Socialist said...

> Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

I miss the days when incest was acceptable.

Iefan Muineachán said...

> This Woman would be only 58 years old!

I Love how crazy Right Wingers Capitalise every Wor as Inappropriately as possIble.

M. Ray Crabbinson said...

Ooh, you left some out, RWD.

Negros knew their place

 
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