How Old Is She?

Posted by M ws On Sunday, August 21, 2011 4 comments
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


' 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 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:

' "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 59 years old.




4 comments to How Old Is She?

  1. says:

    Little Corgi If the grandma is only 59, then she was born in 1952.

    Maybe grandma came from a poor family, Auntie Paula. Or may be grandma married a poor man and they never had television in the house because TV was already commercially available in the late 1920s. If TV wasn't invented when she was born, then grandma has to be in her late 80's now. She can't be in her 50's.

    I grew up watching The Flintstones and Popeye the Sailor on TV when I was a kid while mom fed me Quaker Oats.

    I miss my mom...sniff sniff.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Awwwww Little made me miss my mama too. :-(


    We are about the same age cos I also grew up watching The Flintstone and Popeye the Sailorman in the 1960's.

    Er and I grew fat on Quaker Oats which my mama served with a generous helping of condensed milk hehe...

    Take care and continue to keep your mama in your heart!

    Have a great day.

    Warmest regards

  1. says:

    Little Corgi Googly Giggly Huggly Dog!!!
    I always thought girls only drink ice lemon tea and eat fruit salads and never wake up before noon. I never knew they are also into Quaker Oats. I suppose you also do Nestum breakfast cereal too huh? Doggone...I can't imagine it...

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Little Corgi

    Ohhhh I wake up very early every morning!!! Breakfast for me is a cup of white coffee and oats biscuits. My better half is the one with gourmet breakfast of muesli, grains, bananas, fruits, milk etc.

    Life is unfair!

    He is slim and I am not....:-(


    Have a great day!


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