28 Jul 2011
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
According to the free online Dictionary, an OLDIE is "an old person or thing ".
Things when they get old become rubbish or precious antiques, they are thrown away or taken to auction or sold on Ebay. It depends.
With persons it's another story. Of course you can't throw them away or you shouldn't even when they get on the nerves of the younger generation.
I entered the club of the Oldies, I don't know when, due to my birth date.
Yesterday my friend Anne had her monthly lunch meeting with her friends. We were 4 taking the bus to Eastbourne but I am convinced that the bus driver thought we were a bunch of 40 school kids, so noisy we were. We laughed so much and made jokes of everything. The bus driver said when we left : For once I had a nice drive ! come back whenever you want ! At least you know how to enjoy life !
In the restaurant the other 4 were already waiting for us and after having confused the poor waiter with our orders, we were such a funny bunch of noisy oldies that the younger guests were looking with shocked faces in our direction, and the waiter shouted after us when we left : Wait for me, I finish at 6 !
From the left : me Yvonne (the neighbor) Carol (ex neighbor from London) and Anne. All these Ladies moved from London to Eastbourne since their retirement.
I noticed that wherever I am in whatever country with different friends of different nationalities, we always have the same fun as "Oldies". Maybe we can enjoy life more now that we have less responsibility, no work stress anymore and our kids are grown up.
Now I am off for some more sightseeing of the beautiful English South East coast !