View Full Version : How old is grandma ?

05-01-2013, 09:53 AM
I will be surprised if any one guesses the right age.

You may have seen this before, but it's an interesting comment on progress(?).

How Old is Grandma?

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

One evening a grandsonwas talking to his grandmotherabout current events.

The grandson asked his grandmother what shethought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, andjust things in general.

The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

'Frisbees and

There were no:

'laser beams or

Man had not yet invented:

'air conditioners
'clothes dryers
'and the clotheswere hung out to dry in the fresh air and
' man hadn't yet walked on the moon

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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.

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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.

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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 59 years old, Born in 1952.




05-01-2013, 09:56 AM
Television has been commercially available since the 1920s!


05-01-2013, 10:13 AM
The first commercial television broadcast in Australia was in Sydney in 1956.

Even when it was available in other Australian states by the end of the 1950s, it was estimated that less than 5% of the residents in Melbourne, and fewer than 1% in Sydney owned a television set, which at the time cost, on average, six to ten weeks' wages


05-01-2013, 10:45 AM
How about Fleming discovers penicillin 1928 - 1945?
A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Fleming discovers penicillin (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dm28pe.html)

The Frisbie Baking Company (1871-1958) of Bridgeport, Connecticut, made pies that were sold to many New England colleges. Hungry college students soon discovered that the empty pie tins could be tossed and caught, providing endless hours of game and sport. In 1948, a Los Angeles building inspector named Walter Frederick Morrison and his partner Warren Franscioni invented a plastic version of the Frisbie that could fly further and with better accuracy than a tin pie plate.

The History of the Frisbee (http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980218.htm)

Few months on RS and even Grandma's stories need to be verified and scrubbed. :watching_you:

Eddie Haskell
05-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Immediately reminded me of this song.


05-02-2013, 02:21 AM
Coke was a Coke :)

Well, Yes and No, depends what they mean by coke at this instance, Coca-Cola was named because the drink was based on coca leaves extract and kola nuts.
During 1885-1929 Coca-Cola aka coke did contain cocaine.

05-02-2013, 02:53 AM
What do I employ you guys for? Ripping apart a riddle, or a Ponzi?

Get to work! ;)

05-02-2013, 03:06 AM
What do I employ you guys for? Ripping apart a riddle, or a Ponzi?

Get to work! ;)

My paycheck is late for this week, is it because of DDOS ? :)