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 were no...,Radars,Credit Cards, Laser Beams,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, CD Players, 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 and "Coke" was a Cold Drink

"Pot" was Something your Mother Cooked In and "Rock Music" was your Grandmother's Lullaby

"Aides" 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 Grandma Is 58 Years Old!

When my hair is thin and silvered, And my time of toil is through;

When I've many years behind me, And ahead of me a few;

I shall want to sit, I reckon, Sort of dreaming in the sun;

And recall the roads I've traveled And the many things I've done




“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” – Rudolph Giuliani

“Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.”

– Doug Larson