Granddad is how old ? - guess

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  1. ioweddie

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    Granddad is how old ? - guess


    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:


    ' 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 yet 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 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 those who closed front doors as 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's, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.


    We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President's speeches on our radios.


    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 (5 and dime) 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 Ford Coupe for $600, but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.


    We had a president we all loved and looked up to.


    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.


    We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.


    We volunteered to protect our precious country.


    No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.


    How old do you think I am?


    Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.


    Are you ready?????


    This person would be only 65 years old .


    and would have been born in late 1952.


    GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.


    PASS THIS ON TO THE OTHER “OLD ONES.”BECAUSE

    THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
     
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    Penicillin was discovered in 1928, we had a TV to watch the Coronation in 1953 just before I was born, I'm sure there are a few other errors.. (I'm 65)
     
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    I copied over from a friend.....probably a few errors.....interesting though
     
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    when I was young the world was measured in feet and inches viewed in black and white and paid for at the rate of 20 shillings to the pound ;)
     
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    Reads like one of those facebook things that for some reason beyond understanding, people feel the need to encourage others to share.

    It is basically a list of things that happened in the last 65 years, surrounded by a made up story ?.
     
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    I think that the word is twee.
     
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    All of the above although when I was at school in the 60's I was taught woodwork O level in inches and metalwork O level in mm. Which says something about the schools planning but I still need to use both systems today so perhaps it was for the best.
     
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    You might consider reading and checking some of this stuff before posting.

    A few errors?

    Obvious *well known* examples:

    Aircon was in use before WW2.

    BBC was broadcasting TV before WW2.

    Ball point pens predate WW2.​

    Anything that suggests you copy or forward it or pass it on typically has way way less substance than its authorative tone would suggest.
     
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    Did you wear a brown coat at school?
     
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    You just can't trust the stuff they claim is 'serious articles' on Penthouse... ;)
     
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    And the grandson says f##k off grandad that's why the world is mine.
     
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    Can't remember for sure but it sounds familiar. The teachers certainly wore them.
     
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    I wore short trousers in high School up to the age of 12! girl friend ditched me when she met me at the school gate one afternoon:(
     
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    Gosh, you guys are old :p

    Nah I’m only kidding :)
     
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    Quiet a lot of things have gone,as a child you did call grown men sir,as a schoolboy I had to wear the uniform and of course the school cap,and of course short trousers until I was 10,a b/w telly I was not allowed to change the channel until I was 8,I walked down the street I lived in crossed the A13 at what is not called Limehouse and caught a bus to my school at Aldgate on the edge of the City of London on my own from 7,yes times have changed.
     
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    I used to think, how can anyone recall something from 50 years back.

    Now I know how easy it is :) :p
     

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