How Old is Grandma? This
will really get you thinking!
One evening a grandson was talking to his
He asked what she thought about the shootings
schools, the computer age, and just things in general.
replied, "Well, let me think a minute ..
I was born before television,
penicillin, polio shots,
frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and
There was no radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point
Man had not invented pantyhose, air conditioners,
clothes dryers, well the clothes were hung out to dry in
fresh air and man hadn't yet walked on the moon.
granddad and I got married first, and then lived together.
Every family had a father and a mother, and every boy over 14
a rifle that his dad taught him how to use and respect.
And they went
hunting and fishing together.
Until I was 25, I called every man older
after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man
a title, 'Sir.'
Sundays were set aside for going to church as a family helping
need, and visiting with family or neighbors.
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
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and
to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
country was a privilege; living here was a bigger
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
meaningful relationship meant getting along with
Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the
and weekends not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of
FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric
typewriters, yogurt, or guys
We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's
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
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard
We had 5 & 10 cent stores where you could actually buy
for 5 and 10 cents. Ice cream cones, phone calls, rides on
streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you
want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough
to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
day, 'grass' was mowed, 'coke' was a cold drink, 'pot'
your mother cooked in, and 'rock music'
was your grandmother's
'Aids' were helpers in the Principal's office, 'chip'
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
generation gap; how old do YOU think I am?"
Can you figure out how
old Grandma is?
If you can, you are middle aged or older - smiles -
don't let that stop you from solving this problem.
Don't peek - figure it
SCROLL DOWN .......
Did you come up with Grandma's age? If not - STOP -
go back and
figure it out.
If you did - then scroll down some more!
I"M TRUSTING YOU NOW! Just a little further....
Cheaters go back
She would be only 59 years old!