age,oldies,buddies.

@mistypq (673)
January 21, 2007 9:46am CST
I seem to be losing interest in the younger peoples discussions!! Is it me or do I need to have older people like myself!! to discuss topics from olden times, like the things we did! most of the younger people wouldnt understand how we got by without PC,TV,CARS,GAME STATIONS,MOBILE and all the rest? Any oldies out there! I need some input!
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26 responses
• Ireland
21 Jan 07
Yes, I notice that quite a lot of topics are geared towards the younger generation, so I guess we are in the minority. If we posted a topic on what we did for entertainment 40 years back, I doubt that we would get more than one or two responses. I find however, that when my grandchildren come to stay with me, they always ask me to play games from the old days, as they enjoy these best. I have to admit also that they just hate listening to my old records. Be that as it may, I have no intention of changing my old fashioned ways to suit the younger generation.
• Australia
22 Jan 07
I wonder if you will ever get the chance to be old?
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Check His prfile cloudwatcher He 70 years old.
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Roz! you cant fool me I KNOW your age so dont wish your life a way! I will miss you old buddy.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Well, we could talk about Jim Morrison, Janice Joplin & Jimi Hendrix...or we could talk about Father Knows Best & Leave it to Beaver...or we could talk about out houses & horse n buggy days...how far back ya wanna go?
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
22 Jan 07
BINGO! Great musicians and singers and writers and inspiration to people today. Mr. Ed, the talking horse, was pretty funny too! I enjoyed seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan the first time and Elvis, as well. Even my grandma got a kick out of those. Those times inspired the youth of today as well. What goes around, comes around!
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
We had a horse and cart we loved to go to market to sell my grandads home grown produce.I LOVED ED the talking horse, he was great.Jimi Hendrix he was so good,Andy williams,Beatles,Elvis,Frank Sinatra,Nancy Sinatra,Dione Warwick I could go on.
@mistypq (673)
23 Jan 07
You are repeating your self old timer!!!!!!I will visit your goat but I speak English,Spanish,Latin not french. Maybe sign language will work? Animals are more inteligent than there owners!!!! so it shouldnt be a problem comunicating!
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Yes, I'm an oldie here, and I agree that most of the inane discussions younger people post aren't relevant in my life. I know there are a lot more of us on mylot, too. Maybe mylot will come up with something like age divisions for discussions. Not that anyone couldn't answer anything they wanted, but just to isolate topics which might be of more interests to the different age groups. My husband and I enjoy Reminisce magazine so much that's about the way things used to be that I'm sure many people here would love to discuss the old days with us.
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Well roz If you had such a bad time as a child my heart goes out to you! how about a nice cuddle? but if you rather listen to a fat boy fart you must be ready to leave this land? love you!!!
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
sbeauty, nice to know we enjoy the old times! I can still answer most discussions but enjoy chatting about the past, the younger generation talk mostly about boyfriends/girlfriends,mobiles,game stations and im not realy interested in this. I like good topics which go into good discussions. We will chat again my friend.
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Roz I dont live in the past, I just remember how good it was, how much I adored my mother and sisters. If that makes me boring your a sad person and could never be happy with your life past or present. Lighten up buddy.
@mordeeau (14)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
We did not have much in material things, but we had a lot of love, fun, sharing and caring. We made our own entertainment and it didn't cost an arm and a leg. Yes, at times the old days were not good... but it is the small, good things of that past that bring a smile to our faces.
• Australia
22 Jan 07
You mean those days when hard work was a privilege; when helping a neighbour was the least you could do; when honesty was always the best policy; when no one wanted what they hadn't earned ... ... Yes! the good old days.
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
I couldnt agree more, we had very little but enjoyed what we did have! there where good and bad days but you accepted what came along.If we moaned or groaned my mother would always say " THERES WORSE OFF THAN YOU IN THIS WORLD" so we were happy with what we had.
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Cloudwatcher, that is so true! we always did errands for people who could not manage them selves.Shared veggies from the garden and recieved fresh gooseberries when they were ready to pick we all shared it was great, this does not happen these days.
@smkwan2007 (1037)
• Hong Kong
22 Jan 07
The advantage of mature individuals is they possess experience which the young ones lack. They know much more about the meaning of life. They have patience to handle difficult situations. While the young ones are usually restless and take immediate actions without thinking. That's why you find discussing with them tastless. But I know a few young nice people in my homeland who like to listen to grown up people and they love old songs from the 60s and 70s. So the generation gap is not unbreakable. The isssue is how can we help the two generations to get along with each other harmoniously.
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
couldnt agree more I love to chat with youngsters, I always have a house full! Iv spent most of my years teaching special needs children 3yrs to 13yrs and have learnt a lot from them. Talking is wise.thank you for your response it was stimulating.
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@mistypq (673)
26 Jan 07
I hope you are feeling fresher roz do not keep it pent up we dont want an world wide explosion! Nasty!
@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
22 Jan 07
The youth of today have a virtual world, as opposed to the real one that we grew up in. I, too, am missing the way things 'used to be' and feel sorry as kids today don't even know what they're missing. I'm glad I'm of the generation that I am! Growing up, kids were NEVER indoors unless they were sick or grounded! We played Kick-the-Can, Hide & Seek, went sled riding and roller skating. Boys used to build go-carts and wanna be rock bands practiced in garages. We thought nothing of walking a couple miles to a friend's house or a store. We'd build snowmen, tree-forts. We never even had pop; if you were lucky, there would be 'Little Toms' at a birthday party! Almost everything was closed on Sunday so that would always be a day you could count on the family all being around. We'd all head for the beach or a park and look for arrow-heads and such. There were always carnivals to look forward to in the summer! Kids today don't even KNOW how to have discussions. Instead, it's more like polls. 'Which fast-food restaurant do you favor?' 'Are you on MySpace?' It's sad, very sad.
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
They dont have to use there imagination these days, its all done for them. We had an old bike between the four of us but it had no brakes, when we rode it down the hill(2 AT A TIME) we had to stop by heading for the bank, if we got hurt we didnt dare tell or we would be in more trouble. I cant believe the things we did.LOL.
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@gypsie (19)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes, how I miss Saturdays' American Bandstand. "That Ole Time Rock and Roll", still moves my soul. I watched my Mother and Aunt who would get so excited that they would grab the door knob and dance with the door.I hear the music and sit back and let the memories flo.
• Australia
22 Jan 07
And what about the B & W Minstrel Show?
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
We would be in trouble if we still had B&W Minstrel show! they would be screaming Prejidice? We didnt think that way when I was young, we enjoyed collecting the Gollywogs off of the jam pots it was all fun now it would cause a war!My sisters would dance with each other around the house, the jive and rock and roll.
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
21 Jan 07
How about the things you use to do when you were a kid. I use to go roller skating every saturday My mother would take me. we would skate to the music. I think I will start taking my grand kids skating every-week-end. It is fun and good excerise.
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• Australia
22 Jan 07
Did you ever play roller hockey? I did. I drove 60 miles to the next town to play every week. A few bruises, but plenty of fun - and no pads or anything then!
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
I went roller skating with my sisters, I was the youngest by 5yrs. We had to change the size of the skates each time we used them, we only had the one pair between the four of us so I always had the shortest go! but it was fun, even if we spent more time on our butts than up right.LOL
@bigstret (485)
23 Jan 07
most people post just to get the payment they dont really care what they are writeing. Just something easy for people to reply to.
@mistypq (673)
26 Jan 07
I cant think as fast as most people they seem to post at least 30 to 100 posts a day? Im lucky to think of one good topic a week.LOL. But I do like to reply to most topics that are interesting. Im not in it for the money I like to make friends and chat with them.
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
I'm too young to remember the arrival of the car, but it's amazing all the mod cons that have cropped up in our lifetime. OMG it makes me feel so old thinking about it. Reminds me of a scene in Monty Python ... When I were a lad we used to live in a paper bag in't middle o't road ... Don't think the younger ones would understand that either. Monty who? lol
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
I was eight when we had our first car it was a Buick I think Iv spelt it right.lol It was shinny black and we enjoyed going out on a sunday for a ride together as a family.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
I'm like you mistypq, much older than most of the members on this site, but I still enjoy hearing what they have to say, although with their grammar and spelling I'm not really sure I get the correct meaning. I wonder how the young kids today would spend their time if you took away the things you mentioned. I'm sure they'd be totally lost.
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Same heer the chat they use is dubble dutch to me? We had a power cut after lightning hit a powerline, it lasted for three hours in the evening. my lads didnt know what to do with themselves. after an hour they called there mates and went to there houses as they had power! I couldt believe it.lol
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I don't think that I'm that old but I do remember using rabbit ears for TV, having no PC, having no mobile phones and no game stations. I'm only 31 though. Am I really that old? LOL
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
You are a youngster I have a daughter of 35yrs she didnt grow up with computers or mobiles it did her no harm.
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@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
21 Jan 07
Well, I don't think I'm that old, but I am older and like to start unique and interesting topics other than what my favorite cereal is and what my favorite colors are.......
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
You do not have to be old to enjoy good discussions or start them! It is a case of interesting topics as you say, we do not need yes or no answers! what is the point, keep posting the good topics Im for that my friend.
@camara_me (615)
• United States
21 Jan 07
My kids don't get on the computer, TV, Play stations much. they like to play card and board games with me. My son loves cars, only because we have race cars and he wants to look good, but yes it would be nice to talk about the good old days. when we entertained are selves. We use to find things to do. Like build forts, go to the parks and meet new people.Go to the local swimming pools. Set and listen to music and talk about boys. Now they set on there cell phones and talk about boys.
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
My sons always have mates in, they go to there rooms to play on there game stations for a while. then come down stairs for a game of cards. I play cards with them it was my turn to pick the game so I decided on SNAP the look on there faces, it was a nono for them . we played the game and laughed so much we play it every time they visited. Just a simple game and lots of laughs they need more of this sort of fun! They are aged between 17 and 20yrs but it was not a childish game.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
21 Jan 07
yes, we need to have some more stimualtion and better and interesting descussions, share with us and all the others.
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@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Discussions need to be interesting or mylot will not survive! So start posting I will respond to good topics my friend.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Keep an open mind and while, of course, like generations are probably going to have more in common that doesn't mean that what the younger crowd is saying and talking about can't be interesting too! We could all learn from each other, and that includes generations.
@wasim989 (2303)
• India
22 Jan 07
I am a teenager but I can understand your feeling and I think you are feeling a generation gap here and I think its normal for you to have such a feeling but I still think there are so many discussions here where you can give your input and many teenagers will respect your input because you are more experienced then they are.
• United States
22 Jan 07
It is good hearing that wasim. Sometimes we 'oldies' feel that we're not listened to when we give advice. I try to give back to you younger ones the same respect!
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
Thank you , you have earnt my respect, a lot of youngsters think we interfere in there lives! but we have made bad mistakes in our lives and wouldnt want youngsters to do the same.
@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Those simple minds create simple subjects. May we enlighten them with some of the great stuff? I had some great times at the drive-in theaters and hanging out with friends. I enjoyed cruisin the lake and checking out the steamy windows to see who was going to get caught next. Back then we didn't have all the stress that youth have today. We would go fishing, swimming and skating and it didn't cost a fortune. We used two way radios instead of cell phones and there wasn't the high bills at the end of the month. Pong was it for games connected to the t.v. I learned to change the oil in my car, tune it, and many other things that today's autos are too complex to allow. My mother taught my boyfriends how to change the oil and overhaul the transmissions in their cars. I had more boyfriends hanging around than most girls because I could talk shop. We had jobs and after work we had money we earned, and appreciated, to have fun with. Any feed back here?
• United States
22 Jan 07
Ahh the drive-inn! Steamy windows, what you know about that hmm?? LOL
@mistypq (673)
22 Jan 07
I dont have many memories of the cinema only the back seat!!!!! It was steamy though.LOL. my uncle tought me how to ride a motorbike when I was eleven,he showed me how to keep a car on the road oil change,tyres,spark plugs and more.I had my first job at twelve worked weekends and after school it was a small sweet shop so I was paid a few shillings and a bag of sweets,It was great.
@weemam (13377)
25 Jan 07
Hi nice to meet you . looking at your profile I am more of an oldie than you lol . When I was wee there wern't even TV's we had an outside toilet and a parafin lamp ,we played on a rope swing over the stream and we had a brilliant childhood . xx
@mistypq (673)
26 Jan 07
Nice to meet you too. I remember the outside privies,the spiders,cold evenings,the frost my mother would let us use my nans comode if it was an emergency in the night LOL. We lived in Yorkshire then,I was about 5 or 6yrs old at the time.I remember we had to get our water from the well, it was all good fun.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I am not an oldies yet and I think it is ok to feel that way. You can try to catch up with us or you can talk about your times. We could try to reason and look up things. It will be a way for us to learn aobut your times as well.
@mistypq (673)
24 Jan 07
We have to catch up with you youngsters as every thing changes all the time! When you get older you will be remembering the old days and the good times you had? But enjoy your youth.