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Author Topic:   HOW OLD?

Posts: 408
From: Sechelt,British Columbia M&M1791
Registered: Jan 2002

posted 05-22-2002 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake   Click Here to Email Snake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How old is Grandpa?

Stay with this - the answer is at the end - it will blow you away.

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at
schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

The granddad 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, and
the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man hadn't yet walked
on the moon.

Your grandmother 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 I, '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 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 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 Chevy 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. ...and how old do you think I am ???.

This man would be only 58 years old!!!

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Posts: 1695
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 05-22-2002 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
M&M #1710

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Posts: 2576
From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-22-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well ahhhhh, I don't remember gas being that cheap !!!

Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe - 302GT40-4spd
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap - 670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, MUCH MORE !!!
My 1965 Photo Page
1995 5.0 Laser Red - 5spd - Coupe

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Posts: 4414
From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 05-22-2002 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pill was a newby! Ramses and Trojans were getting old!!
Ball points were old hat!
Thank God for NO panty hose but do recall "encountering" them!
Clothes were dried in a dryer-BUT...could get "hung out to dry' with too much back talk!!
Only called a cop "Sir" if pulled over for speeding or "caught" in forest preserve with "the love of my life" for that week!!
Taught difference between right and wrong-known to do it my way from time to time!
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting it on with your cousins????? Where??
Girls were known to get PG without husbands Really! Called "swallowing a watermelon seed"
Royal Castle, Prince Castle, A&W, and others were around!
Now....people think things NOT mad in Japan are junk!! And that SUX!
Cones for five cents??? Add a little more!
11 cent gas???? Yeah! if you ate too many White Castle burgers w/grilled onions after drinking a six pack! I remember gas being in the 30's
Never saw any aids when sent to principal's office!!
Worked in a hdwe store, weighed nails, cut glass, glazed windows, Never saw any "Soft" wares LOL!
Gee!! I'm younger each day!! LOL!

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Posts: 2133
From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-22-2002 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can remember driving from one end of Fort Wayne, Indiana to the other end just to get Sunoco 260 gas for $.25/gal in the late sixties. I'm 52


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