[Nfbmo] Fw: A little long, but a good thing to read.

Gail Bryant gbryant at socket.net
Wed May 23 00:52:45 UTC 2012

Jim, You are so right.  I must say that this is sobering.

Gail Bryant
Columbia Braille Teaching Services L.L.C.
1212 London Drive
Columbia, MO 65203-2012
Phone: (573)817-5993
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Jim Moynihan
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Subject: A little long, but a good thing to read.

Imagine all the things we could add to the list for those of us in our 70s &
80s & beyond!!!

This is kinda' scary.. I thought that she'd be older than this! 
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:
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,
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
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
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
And I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy
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
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a
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 or ice that the ice man brought,
"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

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 ready?????
This woman would be only 59 years old, Born in 1952.

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