How old is Grandma?

I got this and decided to check it out: 

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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 b uy 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 co nfused” 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!
This Woman would be only 58 years old!

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So she was born in 1948?  I think the email is out of date…by at least 15 years!  This is a good example of something being passed around so long that it goes out of date.  This email most likely started around 1990. 

Radar was patented in 1935.  It was sufficiently advanced to win the Battle of Britain, likely saving the world from a much stronger Third Reich.

The antibacterial effect of penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1929, though it was not in general use until WWII. 

FM Radio was invented by Ham radio operators in the early 1930s, and was commercially in use before WWII. 

Yogurt was around in Eastern Europe before the birth of Christ, and was introduced into the US in 1942 by Dannon. 

All of this points to two facts: 

 ·           This lady had to be born between 1935 and 1939 for these claims to be true, meaning she is really around 70;

·           I was really bored with the work I am still doing this late on a Friday night to take out the 10 minutes to look this stuff up! 

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