Grandma's experiences

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    copsnrobbers I call it as I see it

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    How old is grandma. This is great






    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 yet 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, 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 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 mind. You 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, Born in 1951.
    GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
    PASS THIS ON TO THE OLD ONES.
    THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
     
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    I remember trying to talk my roommate into buying a microwave. Whatever would we need one of those things for?
     
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    She didn't mention anything about depression felt by women who were unhappy in marriages and the abundance of unreported spousal abuse and alcoholism that occurred in many a marriages in those days. So things weren't perfect back then but this person does make many good points as to how privileged and disrespectful people are today.
     
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    I enjoy these types of threads, it is indeed amazing how fast society changes from one decade to the next. Consider the massive number of changes and the impact the internet alone has had on progress.

    One point of contention, I am pretty sure that television was invented before 1951. It may not have become a commodity transmitting in colour before that 50's but regardless.

    A fun post.
     
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    I remember watching baseball on TV in 52. I'm sure TV had been around a while before MY dad bought one
     

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