Here is to Grandma

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    Here is to Grandma

    Ironic isnt it?



    How old is Grandma???

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

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

    ' and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and

    ' man hadn't yet walked on the moon


    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 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?

    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.

    This Woman would be only 58 years old!
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    This lot also applies to this Grandad too
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    This lot also applies to this Grandad too
    Chris - P95
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    Kinda scary time wise because its not to many years being talked about there. Time does fly and I must admit there would be much I would do differently. P95 take care, don't exert, stay in the shade and keep the beer cold.
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    P95 take care, don't exert, stay in the shade and keep the beer cold.
    Will do . Most exertion today was a 130 mile bike run - great weather and someone managed to keep the beer cold!
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    Hey, 130miles back east is a distance out here its not that far as things go. Do you have a rocker chair on that bike to add some comfort, thats pretty good ride.
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    ''Rocker chair'' - Bwhahaha! ROFL! Actually a very nice Mustang seat with backrest - pretty darned comfortable.

    In fact because many of our rides round these har parts include some very rural roads - best scenery - it does mean speeds stay down. If we had freeway runs I guess 200 and over would be very manageable - with right rocker chair!!! 100 and some usually works well - and this was a poker run so several stops (to check if beer was staying cool!). Actually it was sodas all the way - just a beer with last stop pig roast!

    Main thing missing today was Mrs P95 didn't come - usually she does but she was not feeling 100%. Still good tho, saw many biker buddies and the bike was lighter (shhh, don't tell her that!).
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    Oops!

    Hate to say this, but it's wrong at least once. I'll be turning 60 this year (born 1945) and radar predates me by at least a couple years. The British used a for of radar during the attacks in about 1941, and the US (Army) Air Force used it in night fighters in 1944-5.
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    Darn - missed that one didn't I! Of course - South Coast UK and IIRC the German's too had it, as well as US fighters. Very primitive but it was a start. Well spotted Sir.

    Oh and one extra .. ''Gay'' used to mean bouncy/happy !!!
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    Way to go rstickle, actually its only a minor speed bump in life. Things like eating meatball sandwiches and switching in a new bottle of beer may become slower because of burping but other than that you will neve notice it. The year 1945 was very exciting to us, it was ten years of new years eve wrapped into one. Your Mom could very well have been one of the Rosie the Riveter back then quietly working in an aircraft plant, keeping her home going and caring for everyone.
    P95-don't forget a *** was cigarette !
    As you slide down the banister of life,
    May the splinters never point the wrong way.
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    Ya know...... I also think penicillin was discovered during the last years of WWII, it wasn't in wide use till after the war, but was in production. A litle history is a dangerous thing!!

    The one that always got me was ask when WWII started and almost every American will say 1941, the rest of the world goes with 1939.
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