One evening a boy was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The boy asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and 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 (clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air)
Man had not yet walked on the moon
Your Grandmother and I got married first, ... 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 'd 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 was unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a street car, 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
'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.
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!
Are you ready ?????
This man would be only 59 years old...