A Babyboomers memories of the good old days!
One evening a young boy was talking to his grandmother
about current events.
The boy asked his grandmother what she thought
about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and
just things in general.
"Well, let me think a minute..........
and then the babyboomers memories flooded back as she recalled:
I was born before
There were no:
Man had not yet invented:
"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
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."
and the babyboomers memories flooded back........
"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 Wireless (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 (3p and 6p) 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 (3p).
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 (£400), but who could
afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 (7p)cents a gallon. "
"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?????
You may be shocked to learn that......................
were from a woman who would be only 61 years old.
She would have been born in late 1952.
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