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Thursdays Joke

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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:
' 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 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, 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 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:
' "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.

How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old lady in 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 61 years old.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROZEEROZ1 9/28/2012 7:29AM


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FITANDFIFTY2 9/5/2012 12:53AM

    Omg.. I understand. I remember a lot of that and I am 53.

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 9/3/2012 7:50PM

    Yeah, I know. I'm a 61 year old.


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KGWINDER 8/31/2012 1:36PM

    I'm younger than that and remember gas being 6 cents a gallon - I paid attention because I got to keep the S&W stamps that got you cool prizes. Did I have them for cool things for myself - no I remember being so proud to get the FAMILY picnic set.

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PURPLELVR7 8/31/2012 7:37AM

    I guessed she might be in the sixtys - but than I am 62 and can say the exact same thing

Boy things have changed

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ROX525 8/31/2012 5:19AM


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MI-ELLKAYBEE 8/31/2012 3:26AM

    There was no AIR CONDITIONING? OMG...

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DEE107 8/31/2012 12:30AM

    I was close thanks

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JAMER123 8/30/2012 11:50PM

    I have read this before and love to re-read it every chance I can. I can attest to this as I am now a card carrying Senior! (My Medicare card came 2 months earlier.)
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STHAX10 8/30/2012 8:27PM

    Well said! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 8/30/2012 8:18PM

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TICKLEBEE 8/30/2012 8:11PM

    a year older than me!

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    Yes, I am the lady's older sister... not by too much..

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FRAN0426 8/30/2012 6:06PM

    Yup the good old days---and life was less hectic too. That may have been since Igrew up in a small town and live in the biggest city in Mn. now. My age 67

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EDWARDS1411 8/30/2012 5:57PM

    Hah - I'm 63 and indeed this is soooooooooo true!!!

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YULLABELLE 8/30/2012 2:59PM


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LITTLEWIND53 8/30/2012 2:49PM

    Yes, and if she had grown up in the isolated town I did, she would only be 44 as that was when we moved to a bigger town and actually saw television.....

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SKINNYPOWELL1 8/30/2012 12:46PM


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KITT52 8/30/2012 12:36PM


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SILVER1369 8/30/2012 10:01AM

    Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/30/2012 9:34AM

    emoticon Neat

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LAURELSPARK 8/30/2012 8:40AM

    Boy has the world changed!

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WHISPERINGPINE9 8/30/2012 7:43AM

    I remember those emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/30/2012 7:30AM

    Funny-I think I qualify!

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ROZEEROZ1 8/30/2012 5:45AM

    She is just a young chick at 61

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ARTJAC 8/30/2012 5:27AM


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IMEMINE1 8/30/2012 5:15AM

    How true.

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JSALERNO 8/30/2012 5:11AM


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NISSANGIRL 8/30/2012 4:38AM

    Loved it!!! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 8/30/2012 2:48AM

    Frightening to see what's changed! And I'm only 54! emoticon

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ANHELIC 8/30/2012 1:18AM

    Wow, that's me. I'm 69 and remember everything you had written. Very Good to go back to those days. emoticon emoticon

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