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It's the weekend



How Old is Grandma?


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:

' television

' penicillin

' polio shots

' frozen foods

' Xerox

' contact lenses

' Frisbees and

' the 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


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 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 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 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 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.

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 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,

' "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 gap.

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 Dec 1952.



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Senior Advisor

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Dang Hobby --- you and Grandma sure have seen alot of changes --- LOL
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Did something wrong and can't add text to the above picture. It was Thurs afternoon shot with the cell phone through a very dirty back window. 600 bu ear corn on wagons for calf feed. Kind of a grandpa thing. The old picker hadn't been used in a couple of years but worked great.


The last two rows of 2012 harvest.

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Hobby, when I started farming I lived on a half section that we had to pick the landlord's share. I had one of those and not fond memories. Later got a jd 300 husker and a 3 row head.  Was  great when I got wagons big enuf to hold a halfmile round. My God I'm getting to be an old !&*#.

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Senior Advisor

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LOL ida -- a 3 row ? man you are BIG time ! We only had a 2 row -- mounted IH on the 400 ! ---- I don't miss runing that ! Nothing like sitting OR standing between the shucking beds !!! Was that Stereo ? i was just a kid and was very much under powered to turn it !
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ecin, i know a guy that still uses a new idea picker(324) to fill a 3500 bu. crib. the husking bed was full back when we had 150 bpa corn. he can hardly go slow enuf in 200 bpa corn. i think he said 2nd gear with a 4020.

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Yea the wagon thing... just out of sight to the right side of the picture is my friend and neighbor with his elevator set up on the edge of the field filling 500 bu Parker wagons from these little teaspoon sized wagons that is all that will fit under this picker. Four little ones to one big one. The rats and mice haven't figured out how to get in the big ones. Wish I had roll tarps on them as they take a bunch of shed space.


Two rows at a time 2point 8 mph was all the picker had capacity for in that "pretty good" corn.


Also very nice to grind out of ... NO scooping.

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Veteran Advisor

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whats this "cell phone" and window?  you know you should be pulling that picker with an open station tractor  3020, 4020, 4000 or maybe a farmall M like I drove as a kid.  but I have good memories of corn picking time.  get home from school anbd go haul corn.  IA good way to get out of milking the cows  Maybe even get to skip school to help pick corn!!

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I miss the days that when picking corn with the Oliver 880 and the New Idea picker got me out of milking the cows for the evening too!

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