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  1. #1 How old is grandma? 
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    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!
    Pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.









    This Woman would be only 58 years old!
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    Hmmmmmm, I'm only 71, so maybe your Grandma and I might have dated.......

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    I'm 55, and some of this didn't pass the smell test.

    Frozen foods were first commercially marketed in 1930, so Grandma would have to be about 80 years old.

    Alexander Fleming perfected penicillin in 1928; Grandma would have to be 82 years old.

    Television was invented in the 1920s, although it was not commercially available until after WWII. Regular broadcasts began on the DuMont network in 1946, which is more than 58 years ago.

    Glass contact lenses were first available in 1887; plastic ones in the late 1930s.

    Laszlo Biro invented the ballpoint pen in 1938.

    Willis Carrier invented air conditioning, as we know it, in 1902 - Grandma would have to be.... dead of old age.

    Electric clothes dryers were first marketed in this country in 1915.

    Grandma wasn't OLD; she might just have been from Alabama or something if she didn't know these things were in use well before her time.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I'm 55, and some of this didn't pass the smell test.

    Frozen foods were first commercially marketed in 1930, so Grandma would have to be about 80 years old.

    Alexander Fleming perfected penicillin in 1928; Grandma would have to be 82 years old.

    Television was invented in the 1920s, although it was not commercially available until after WWII. Regular broadcasts began on the DuMont network in 1946, which is more than 58 years ago.

    Glass contact lenses were first available in 1887; plastic ones in the late 1930s.

    Laszlo Biro invented the ballpoint pen in 1938.

    Willis Carrier invented air conditioning, as we know it, in 1902 - Grandma would have to be.... dead of old age.

    Electric clothes dryers were first marketed in this country in 1915.

    Grandma wasn't OLD; she might just have been from Alabama or something if she didn't know these things were in use well before her time.
    Hell that isn't that old! I thought you were like......never mind, I'm sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Hell that isn't that old! I thought you were like......never mind, I'm sorry.
    What, as old as you? :)
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I'm 55, and some of this didn't pass the smell test.
    I'm only 50 and, although not nearly as advanced in age as you are, and I have to agree.
    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I'm 55, and some of this didn't pass the smell test.
    Your blind to the woodland because of the foliage.
    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
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    In 1917, Nikola Tesla, a mechanical/electrical engineer and inventor, established the principles related to frequency and power level for primitive radar units.
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_was_the_radar_invented
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    What, as old as you? :)
    You got me by four years. are you wearing trifocals yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You got me by four years. are you wearing trifocals yet?
    Don't need to.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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