How Old Is Grandma?

Here's a "fun answer" that you can share with your grandchildren.

How old is Grandma?

Stay with me on this -- I'll tell you 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.”  She replied,  

I was born before:

   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 born before there was 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 even 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 part of a condominium for a vacation getaway.

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.

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 (five and dime) stores where you could actually buy things for 5 ¢ and 10 ¢.

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, Grandma continued:

   "grass" was mowed,  

   "coke" was a cold drink,  

   "pot" was something your mother cooked in and  

   "rock music" was your grandmother's lullaby I sang as I rocked you to sleep.  

   "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.

Now, Grandson, how old do you think I am?

Well let me tell you – it’s pretty scary if you think about it.  

Are you ready?????

This woman could be only 61 years old .

She would have been born in late 1952.  But I was born in 1940, just as World War II was getting started.  So I am 74 years old.  That’s almost older than dirt.