Have you ever seen a elderly person and wondered what kind of life they had when younger?

Maybe your Grandparents. It could be anyone elderly. What do you think they were like when they were younger?

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    My grandmother told a lot about her life. She lived a hard one during the depression and everything. She was wild too. I think she was still having sex up until she died.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I know what kind of life my grandparents had when they were younger; they loved to tell us about their past.

    However, when I'm on a bus or walking around town and see different elderly people from different classes, I can't help but wonder have they always been like this, what were they like when they were children, teenagers, young adults, parents - if ever they were parents - middle aged people just enjoying life, how society was in their day, what the taboos were compared to this day and age, what they believed, what was outrageous, ...

    And then I usuallly come up with a new idea for a short story. [lol]

  • 1 decade ago

    Most Elderly People Have Had Fascinating Lives...!

    Their Experiences & Achievements Can Sometimes 'Remind' Us To Get on the Ball, and do more in our lives...!!

    And They Lived Through "REAL Hard Times", The Great Depression (1930's) and World War 2....!!

  • Mitzi
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    My Nana was born in 1895. She lived to be 89. She's the one who taught me what it was like to really love someone.

    Nana was born in Ontario, Canada. In those days, there were no cars or indoor toilets! She had a lovely life there, but her father died when Nana was only nine. Without TV, she learned to crochet, embroider, sew, cook, play the piano and organ. Her funniest story: During the winter it snowed tons up in Canada. During the blizzards you had to go to the bathroom in a chamber pot, then toss it out the window into the snow the next day. She opened the window, tossed the contents just as a huge blast of wind blew it all back onto her!

    She said on Halloween, kids would move people's outhouses downtown... all lined up in rows! They had taffy pulls and sleigh rides... It was definitely a different time, rather sweet and proper! Nana always said never accept gifts from boys other than candy, books or flowers!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I loved to hear the stories the elderly borders in my mom's house used to tell. I would write it down in a book. They just seemed to have more fun than the children of today and of course more respect. It sounded like a beautiful time to be alive! Oh there was some hanky panky also. There would always be a twinkle in their eyes and a smile on their face when they spoke on that. But they never told you too much on that subject.lol

  • 1 decade ago

    I was lucky to have a mother who told us about her younger years particularly dancing to the big bands of the '40's. I do genealogy and have rounded up 44,000 names. It's hard to know who these people are until you put them into their time frame. One of the thing's I really liked about the mid 1800's was there naming patterns. Many children during that time were given their mother's maiden name as a first or second name. Maybe these women were early feminist! LOL

  • 1 decade ago

    I love hearing stories of what times were like for older folk and I usually take every opportunity I get to ask! Ever see the movie Fried Green Tomatoes or the Notebook! Good to watch! The elderly have really seen it all and carry sooo much history with them, they really do merit our respect! It breaks my heart to hear horror stories of crimes committed against senoir citizens! God love 'em 'cuase I sure do!

  • Lady C
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I am a grandmother now and I tell my grandkids what kind of life I had. But I do look at older people and try to imagine their life. I especially wonder about the older couples holding hands and marvel at how they kept their love strong through the years.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I saw an old lady and an old man holding hands, and I pictured a pretty girl and boy sitting on a beach towel in front of a sunset, holding hands.

    Yes.

    Now you know the exact number of romance novels I have read.

  • 1 decade ago

    I look at pictures of my grandmother, now 82 years old. I have a photo of when she was just 5 sitting on her daddy's knee. She is wearing a pretty white dress and a big plastic red necklace.

    It's so ....awesome. But words cannot describe the feeling, can they?

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