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Author Topic: Grammy and Grandpa  (Read 1952 times)

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Offline Life

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Grammy and Grandpa
« on: September 15, 2006, 01:25:53 PM »
How old is Grandpa/Grandma???

Stay with this --

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:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact lenses

' Frisbees and

' the pill

There were no:

' 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 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 every man older than me, "Sir"
We were bef ore 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 u nheard 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 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

This man would be only 59 years old


Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 01:41:56 PM »
Well, I think we're all the richer for this. Makes ya grateful for what ya have and all that . . .


Offline bear60

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2006, 06:44:29 PM »
Oh come now...they had POT way back when....for centuries. AIDS was "POLIO"( only there was a vaccine).
« Last Edit: September 17, 2006, 05:01:49 PM by bear60 »
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Offline david25luvit

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006, 09:45:36 AM »
Back in my day ...
There was:
 babies born out of wedlock...
Presidents who cheated on their wives and nobody cared
Governors who defied Federal Authority
Water fountains for white folks
Segregation in schools
Gasoline was 25 cents a gallon
Cigarettes were 35 cents a pack
The invention of the Black & white TV
Lava lamps
hip huggers
A British Invasion
A Cold War
Gas lines
Back Alley Abortions
The Vietnam War (undeclared)
And I'm 51 this year
Oh yeah Eric....those were the days

In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

Offline bear60

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2006, 05:04:13 PM »
Times have not changed very much. Story about the kid who didnt want to go back to his unit in Irag,so he hid out and pretended to be dead with the help of a buddy.  This happening in Colorado by the way.  My era: Vietnam...no different.
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Life

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2006, 06:18:06 PM »
David?? Can I sit on your lap and you "bounce" me?? :D  I miss Gramps.... (just a little lol.. ;D)

Offline IzPoz

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2006, 06:19:37 PM »
LOL behave boys! ;) :D
The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly. ~ Chesterton G. K.

Offline Life

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2006, 06:28:52 PM »
Izzy, I would be just as happy on your lap dear! ;)

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Grammy and Grandpa
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 07:07:47 PM »
Of course you can Eric............
and we'll talk about the first thing that comes up ::)

You can call me Pappy....since I give pap smears to good looking boys like you :P
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........


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