7 Skills Your Grandparents Had That You Don’t


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The older generation may watch in wonder when pre-teens download apps, install wireless printers, and edit videos on iMovie with a few clicks of the mouse. But there are loads of skills our parents and grandparents had decades ago that the younger generations don’t. We asked our Facebook fans about this, and received a massive response.

“My grandmother was a pro at sitting and sipping a cup of coffee and looking out the window at the garden without any distractions or boredom. A skill I could really use,” said Sharon Hodor Greenthal. “Great at money management. She saved up $300 for a down payment on a two-family house during the Depression. Then started a successful business with my mom,” said Cheryl De Primio. “Nannie could clean her entire house and look lovely by 9 a.m.,” said Denice Loritsch.

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2 thoughts on “7 Skills Your Grandparents Had That You Don’t”

  1. They were right about canning, and working with food. Our generation doesn’t know how to do either well.

  2. Picking on girls again.
    My experience is that Males have lost a lot more
    Most men don’t know what end of a hammer to use
    electric, plumbing hunting, farming, fishing etc.

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