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One evening a grandson and his grandfather were talking.  "How old are you Grandpa," asked the grandson, "and what was it like when you were growing up?"

The grandfather reminisced:
 "Well, let me think a minute..."   

I was born before:
1. television
2. penicillin
3. polio shots
4. frozen foods
5. xerox
6. contact lenses
7. frisbees, and
8. the pill

There were no:
1. credit cards
2. laser beams, or
3. ball point pens

Man had not invented:
1. pantyhose
2. air conditioners
3. dishwashers
4. clothes dryers (clothes were hung in the dry fresh air), and
5. man had not walked on the moon

Your grandmother and I got married first.....and then lived together

Every family had a father and 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 judgement 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 and living in this country was a bigger privilige

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, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt or guys wearing earrings

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

I don't 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 & 10 cents

Ice cream cones, phone calls, streetcar rides and Pepsi were all a nickel

If you didn't want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail one letter and two 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:
1. "grass" was mowed
2. "coke" was a cold drink
3. "pot" was something your mother cooked in
4. "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby
5. "aids" were helpers in the principal's office
5. "chip" meant a piece of wood
6. "hardware" was found in the hardware store, and
7. "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...

"Grandson, how old do you think I really am?"

I bet you, the reader, have this old decrepit man in mind... your'e in for a shock!


"Grandson, ..........I am 59 years old today!"

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