She was born before: television penicillin polio shots frozen foods Xerox contact lenses Frisbees and the birth control pill There were no: credit cards laser beams or ball-point pens Man had not yet 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 She married, did not live together with men. Almost every family had a father and a mother There was no computer-dating, term dual careers, and corporate daycare centers. Her life was governed by the Bible, Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense. She was taught by her parents, church, school, and community to know the difference between morality and immorality; right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for her own actions. Serving our country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege. Fast food was what people ate during Lent. Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins. Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends - not purchasing condominiums. She did not hear FM radios, tape decks , CD's, electric typewriters, and guys did not wear earrings. She listened to Big Bands and the President's speeches on AM radios. If she saw anything with 'Made in Japan 'on it, it was junk. The term 'making out' referred to how well one did on school exams. Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and instant coffee were unheard of. There were 5 & 10-cent (5 and dime) 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 her 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. We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby. She volunteered to protect our precious country. Today people call her "old and confused" and say she's part of the generation gap. How old do you think she is?