Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yet More Changes

After reading the post by Korn I just had to share this also. It is an email I got and was saving it for the right time and now seems like it.
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
' 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 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.
When you feel like it after reading this please stop by my store chateycathey and see if I have any oldies but goodies. I know I do.


Supergranny said...

Well, that just made my hair shoot up more grey hair. That lady you're talking about could purt near be one of my daughters. I would be so very happy to go back to the 'old' days when life was simple.

chateycathey said...

Oh yes, me too. I cannot even figure out some of these new things they come out with now. Like what is wrong with holding an actual book in your hand instead of this new thing (Name unkown to me) and sit in a public place and read a book from it. Give me the actual book and I am happy.

goldi said...

Love this blog JoAnn and it is so very true. Wished it was all simple like in the good old days...

Susan Molthop said...

Great stuff, but this lady is lying about her age. Penicillin was used in the early '40s, so she must be closer to 70.

kornkountrytreasures said...

Yup, one of mine, too!! And I don't remember half that stuff!!! LOL!! I'm so losing it!!

Although, I can remember when I was an associate up at the school. The middle schoolers would ask me "Didn't they let you use calculators in school?". HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

chateycathey said...

It was just an email sent to me and I am sorry I did not research it to get the facts straight.