Got this gem from my dad... it looks legit, but can anyone disprove a statement or two? Or is this all for real? If yes... it just fuels one of my earlier posts on today's technology overtaking the world at a breakneck speed. We are SO going to smack into that brick wall soon - and all the helmets and airbags in the world won't do a damn thing.
So here is the gem:
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 Grandfather replied, 'Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
There were no:
laser beams or
Man had not invented:
clothes dryers - 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.'
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Draft dodgers were people who closed their front doors when the evening breeze started.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
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.
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 & 10-cent stores called Stedmans 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 man 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 man would be only 60 years old!