How Old is Grandad?
Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It will blow you away.
One evening a grandsonwas talking to his grandmotherabout current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what hethought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, andjust things in general.
The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
There were no:
'laser beams or
Man had notyetinvented:
'and the clotheswere hung out to dryin the fresh air and
' man hadn't yetwalked on the moon
Your GrandMother and I got married first, and then lived together.
Every family had a fatherand a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every manolder than me, "Sir."
And after I turned 25, I still calledpolicemen and every man witha title, "Sir."
We were before gay-rights,computer-dating, dual careers,daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the TenCommandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know thedifference between right and wrongand to stand up and take responsibilityfor our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; livingin this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was what peopleate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationshipmeant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed frontdoors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the familyspent together in the eveningsand weekends -not purchasingcondominiums.
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 blowinghis brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
The term 'making out' referred to howyou did on your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald's,and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where youcould 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 couldspend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letterand 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 yourmother cooked in and
'"rock music" wasyour grandmother's lullaby.
'"Aids" werehelpers in the Principal's office,
'"chip" meanta piece of wood,
'"hardware"was found in a hardware store and.
'"software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last generation toactually believe that a lady neededa husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us "old andconfused" and say there is a generation gap.
How old doyou think I am?
I bet you have this old manin mind. You are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary ifyou think about it and prettysad at the same time.
This person would be only 59 years old,Born in 1953..