Friday, December 05, 2008

How old is Grampa?

Brother Turner preached a good message tonight at our First Friday Fellowship meeting at church. Hi ssermon was taken from Zechariah 13:1 and the title was "A Fountain Opened."

Zack, Tom and Ralph were first time visitors. Good services.

" How Old is Grandpa?"

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandpa and Grandmaabout current events. The grandson asked them what they thought about the shootingsat schools, the computer age, and just things in general. They replied, "Well, let us think a minute,We were born before: television penicillin polio shots frozen foods Xerox contact lenses Frisbees .

There were no: credit cardslaser beams or ball-point pens

Man had not invented:pantyhose air conditioners dishwashers clothes dryers and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man hadn't yet walked on the moon

How old are they???

Every family had a father and a mother. Until we were 25, We called every man older than us, "Sir".And after we turned 25, We still called every man older thanus, "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 a bologna sandwich and a moon pie and RC Cola Having a meaningful relationship meant getting alongwith 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. We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electrictypewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings. We listened to the Big Bands, Jack Benny, and thePresident'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 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 Chevy 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 hardwarestore and "software" wasn't even a word. No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap... and how old do you thinkwe are? I bet you have this old man and woman in are in for a shock!

Read on to see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.................

These people would be only 59 years old. {Scary, isn't it?}

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