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Hick

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[size=+2]Recieved this in my email this morning, and thought it would be an interesting question to pose to our forum. Ganja, Stoney, and a few others, should relate well to it ;).



How old is Grandpa?
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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 Grandpa replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
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[size=+1]frozen foods,[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]contact lenses,[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]Frisbees and[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]the pill.[/size][size=-1]

There was no such thing as:
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[size=+1]ball-point pens. [/size][size=-1]

Man had not invented:
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[size=+1]and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and[/size][size=-1]
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[size=+1]man hadn't yet walked on the moon.[/size][size=-1][/size][size=+1]
Your Grandmother and I got married first-and then lived together.
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[size=+1]Every family had a father and a mother.

Until I was 25, I called every man older than I, 'Sir'- and after I turned 25, I still called policemen, firemen 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.
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[size=+1]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.
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[/size]We never heard of satellite radios, FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings (ugh). [size=-1]

[/size]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 were unheard of.
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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 Coca-Cola & Pepsi Cola 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.
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You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one?[size=-1]

Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

[size=+1]In my day:[/size]
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[size=+1]"grass" was mowed,[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]"coke" was a cold soft drink,[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]"pot" was something your mother cooked in and[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]"rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby.[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]"Aids" were helpers in the Principal's office,[/size][size=+1]
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[size=+1]"software" wasn't even a word.[/size][size=-1][/size][size=+1]
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... and how old do you think I am?

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[/size][size=+1]I bet you have this old man in mind...you are in for a shock!

[size=+2]This man would be only 58 years old!
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Mysterious

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Bet he never heard of a vaporizer, which is what im hitting while typing this post. Man that was a good read, really messed with my whole perception of time, damn im high.
 

Ptbo_Stonerz

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wow, i guess i'll have to stop refering to my dad as "old man" lol he's only 50.
 

Ptbo_Stonerz

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But I still love bugging grandpa about walking to school, Up hill both ways, through 10 feet of snow in -40 temps with winds stong enough to blow you accross town. lol I love hearing thoes "old people" stories.
 

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I always tell my little brother,(not that little hes 19) but i always tell him to listen to pop's "you dont know how good you got it stories" LOL
 

LdyLunatic

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Ptbo_Stonerz said:
But I still love bugging grandpa about walking to school, Up hill both ways, through 10 feet of snow in -40 temps with winds stong enough to blow you accross town. lol I love hearing thoes "old people" stories.
HAHAH......yeah for sure


nice post Hick....thanks for sharing
 
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Stoney Bud

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What do all of these things have in common?

electron microscope
Anglepoise Lamp
The term:"Grand Slam"
The "Oscars" catagory "Best supporting performance"
The first airliner, the "Boeing 247"
The Monopoly board game
The cat's eye road reflector
The metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor or MOSFET
The horizontal action impact drive sprinkler head
The faceted classification system
The year Loch Ness Monster was First Spotted
The Hoover Dam was completed in Nevada
Prohibition Repealed
The year after airconditioning was invented, (Sorry Hick). It just wasn't feasable to use it in the home until much later.
FM, frequency modulation
Chess-Battle, a game from the Soviet-Union
The first flexible stainless steel, all-metal ice tray
DuBridge and Brown compensating circuit, vital for gas-filled radiation detectors
The very first time an atom was ever split
The 7th Solvay Conference in Brussels, Belgium is devoted to nuclear physics for the first time.
An ultra low-density material called aerogel, sometimes referred to as frozen smoke, aerogel is made by mixing silica and a solvent.
The Hammond organ
The densitometer that rates the density and contrast of images



Ok, do you give?

This all happened or was invented the year I was born.

1933

I'm doin a bong on that!
 

Devilweed

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Hey, my dad is 59, I never thought of him as that old, he can still outrun me!
 

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