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Old 07-29-2006, 12:38 PM
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I thought this was interesting.

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 Grandpa 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:

radar
credit cards
laser beams or
ball-point pens

Man had not invented:

pantyhose
air conditioners
dishwashers
and 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 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 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, ride on a bus, and a Coke 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 confused" and say there is a generation gap..and how old do you think I am?

Do you have a picture of this man in your mind?





This man would be only 58 years old today!

See how far we've come in just a short time? Think what someone who is born today is going to be able to say in 58 years.....
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:54 PM
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I've read that before, makes me glad I live where I do because alot of people still live by some of that stuff..
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:02 PM
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some of that stuff is still good to live by today
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:21 PM
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i was guessing pre-WWII...
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:27 PM
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What's weird is that I've seen some things invented in my time that just blow me away....but the biggest things are PC's and cell phones. When I graduated college the second time (1994) you couldn't find a PC anywhere. All we had were those little word processors. Now, look at us!

Other memorable things I've seen invented were satellite television, soft extended wear contacts, paintball, and bottled water - when it first came out, you could only find Evian! There's lots more, but it hurts my head, and makes me feel really old, to think about them...what's next?
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:18 PM
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In 50 more years we are all going to live in bubbles with built in mini fridges and fun size candy bars.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:26 PM
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In 50 more years we are all going to live in bubbles with built in mini fridges and fun size candy bars.
Screw that, I'm going to live the high life and have king size candy bars.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:33 PM
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Screw that, I'm going to live the high life and have king size candy bars.
Of course... the greedy one with a double bubble.
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:00 PM
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Heh.... yea people suck....

Although Rock music and moms lullabys dont mix....
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Although Rock music and moms lullabys dont mix....
the moms in a rocking chair
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