How Old is Grandma?  This will really get you thinking!

One evening a  grandson was talking to his
grandmother about current events.

He asked what she thought about the shootings  at
schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The grandma 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 was no radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens.

Man had not invented pantyhose, air  conditioners, dishwashers,
clothes dryers, well the clothes were hung out to dry in the
fresh air and man hadn't yet walked on the  moon.

Your granddad and I got married first, and then lived together.
Every family had a father and a mother, and every  boy over 14
had 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 than I,'Sir'-and
after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with
a title, 'Sir.'
Sundays were set aside for going to church as a family helping
those in 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 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 here was a bigger
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with
your cousins.
Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when
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 the 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

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 Chevy Coupe for $600, but who could afford

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?"

Can you figure out how old Grandma is?
If you can, you are middle aged or older - smiles -
but don't let that stop you from solving this problem.
Don't peek - figure it out!

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 up!
She would  be only 59 years old!