Friday, February 10, 2012

I just had to share this…

This came to me as an email and after I read it I thought even though I am 4 years short of the age of the grandma I didn’t feel old or sad. I thought “how cool”. I'm a part of  history!
I mean would I like to be in my 30’s again? Hell yea! But if I was truly honest what I’d really like is to be this age and just look and feel like I was in my 30’s. Now that would be the cat’s meow. But the science for that is still in the works and I fear by the time it’s perfected it will be far too late for me. So why fret about what you can’t change.

That is why I choose to embrace what I am…history!!!

So I hope for those who are history I hope you enjoy this. And for those who have yet to achieve that status I hope you you enjoy this too.

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 Grandmother replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:

'       penicillin 
       polio shots
       frozen foods
       contact lenses
       Frisbees and
       the pill

There were no:

       credit cards
       laser beams or 
       ball-point pens

Man had not
 yet invented:
       air conditioners 
       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 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.  
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 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.
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
 confused" and say there is a generation gap. 

How old do
 you think I am?
I bet you have this old lady
in mind.  You are in for a shock!
Read on to see -- pretty scary if
 you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
Are you

This woman would be only 59 years old, Born in 1952!


Romance Spectrum said...

I would give anything to live like that and I feel if the world would think this way, we would not be in the shape we are as a country. I remember thinking how computers were really going to mess things up when they first came out, although I was probably on of the first to have to have one. I am not quite that old but remember most of these things, as well as miss them.

Barbara Mazzuca said...

Thanks for stopping by Romance Spectrum. Well I don't know if those were really "better" times as much as they just were. I just know I like moving forwarded. My mom told me once "Barb you know why God only gave us eyes in the front of our head and not in the back? Because if God meant for us to to look ahead, not behind."