28 Jul 2011


Jenny Matlock
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 !


Whisppy said...

The Oldies club sound so fun! What is the minimum age to join? LOL.

Kay L. Davies said...

What fun you have when you get together with your friends. That's the way it should be.
I'll be certifiably old later this year. That's when the government gives me the Old Age Pension cheque. Then I'm going to have waiters wanting to join me, too.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Sue said...

There's nothing like a good group of friends, no matter what age you are!


Maribeth said...

You just look like you are having fun! How wonderful! I reached my weight goal yesterday at WW! I am so happy!!!

Mara said...

We were six at dinner almost all of last week. And I can tell you drivers can be as bad as any oldie!!! But perhaps that's because most drivers are oldies...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It sounds like you had a blast! I think the waiter was right! He would have had a great time with you!

Anonymous said...

You all look like you are having such fun.

storybeader said...

sounds like fun. I go out with a bunch of lady friends once a month too - I think I'm one of the youngest {:-D

Teresa said...

An oldie but a goodie! Of course, age really is a state of mind, and it sounds like that group is all young at heart!

Linens and Royals said...

It's official! Oldies have the most fun, especially when they get together for lunch.

Jenny said...

And Outstanding Oldies post!

I know you always light up blogland with your posts! Of course, you light up the world all around you with your smile and lovely humor.

Thanks for letting us tag along on your good time!

You are so neat!