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I Like Listening to Old People's Stories

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    I think a lifetime experience is worth

    listening,specially with the perspective you only gain over time.To listen is to play with advantage this game called life...specially when we don't realize the value of things at the moment.Helps avoid regret and give respect to the life lived.Each life is like a book and so...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 24

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    My Grandfather.

    My Grandpop past away a couple weeks ago. he lived a great long life of 97 years. He had told me several times he was ready to go be with his wife (my grandmom). when I was growing up I would live with my grandparents during the summers, I was the oldest of three siblings. My...
    wayne48 wayne48 46-50, M Dec 14, 2011

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    My granny tells me stories about

    when she was a child. When she was marrying my grandfather (dead). Buying the house. Raising my dad and endless stories about the family.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 1

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    A Good Memory

    I like hearing the stories seniors tell. It's like being right there in their memory. You get to hear all their experiences the good and the bad. They have a lot of fascinating stories to tell and it feels good for them to know that someone cares and wants to hear them. I feel we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    Blessed With Great Great Grandparents

    My childhood is flooded with bad memories but the best memories were those of my paternal grandmother and her parents. I loved every moment spent with them I preferred to spend my time with them then with my peers. Their stories resinate profound love, fear, triump and...
    tearsofblue tearsofblue 41-45, F Feb 2, 2013

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    The Soul of the Dairy Farmer

      When I returned to Kentucky Last summer, Uncle Dave took me out 31 N, north of Bardstown, to the place that used to be my Grandfather’s dairy farm. When no one answered the door of the big old Victorian, Uncle Dave, being the fearless soul he is, deemed fit to show...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    If You Like Listening To Old People's Stories, Water For Elephants Is A Must See/read

    First of all.. the movie left they old guy's story out completely.. skip the movie, read the book. Take time, relax, don't be in a hurry, look them in the eye, ask questions, laugh and treat them exactly like you would any other friend you value. If you pop in for a visit, while...
    Pillowalk Pillowalk 41-45 1 Response Apr 21, 2011

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    The Way Of Life

    Their way of life was so different from mine.  I love hearing about things they done as opposed to how its done now.I'm pretty excited right now, because next week, I'll be working with seniors on a regular basis.  I'm hoping I'm going to hear all kinds of interesting things...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    I Find Them Fascinating

    A lot of people I know find old people boring.  There was this old man at my church who would always tell his stories of when he was a kid and old war stories, and he would go on and on and on.  Lots of people got so tired of his stories and found them boring.  I...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    Just The Other Day

    I moved my Grandfather in with me 2yrs ago so he wouldn't have to move into an old folks home. He's always telling stories of the old days when he was young. The other day on the anniversary of the Normandy invasion he was telling me all about what he saw. He was a pilot in the...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    I Wish I'd Listened ...

    When I was young it was always a chore to listen to elderly relatives' stories.  Now I am older I wish I had listened more while they were still alive.  All the wonderful rich history which is bound up in their memories is lost once they are gone. I had an uncle who...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    Papa'S Stories

    My Papa, my dad's father, is absolutely one of my heroes in life. He served in the military in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was decorated and well respected and told the BEST stories. I remember I'd sit on his lap when I was a little girl and laugh as he told me about all...
    goarmygirl1224 goarmygirl1224 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    I Learn a Lot

    I think their experiences have a lot to teach. I have seen people making the same mistakes as their parents and grand parents, if only the listened ti them, life would be much better.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    They have definitely lived life better

    than us, and they knew life better. Time was on their side and no one was too busy.
    Offing Offing 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Its something I just adore.

    ..old people have such amazing full lives. Its one of the books I am writing at the moment and its a comilation of memories segmented into era's. People have such brilliant, funny, tragic, heart-warming and often spellbinding stories. I got into this when I worked for a while...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Listen While You Can

    The wise and wonderful elders of my family are passing on now. Knowing that their stories are gone troubles me. I grew up in the days before camcorders. Our family was too poor for a home movie camera. All I have now are a few photos. I wish I'd ask more questions, written...
    Koiponder Koiponder 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    Some Of My Best Friends.

    I get a lot of joy sitting around listening to my friends. My friends are people in their 80's and 90's. I really do not have any certain story here, except that when they are telling me storys and just talking I feel a dark cloud being lifted up. One day I was with John, an...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Gram's War Story

    My grandfather was a woodchopper in Italy. Gram sat me by her knee and told me how they had to bury school uniforms and linens in the woods near their log cabin to prevent the German soldiers passing through from stealing them. The cabin was later seized by the Germans and they...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    PAPA

    my great grandfather always use to tell us his old stories. he even made a book of his stories and it belongs to me. i love it and i loved listening to him. listen to the old peoples stories you may learn something from them.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    In The Beauty Shop

    I was apparently the center of attention as a teen. I was a client at a traditional old ladies beauty shop for 3 years. I was nervous my first time there, but that became another fettish, another story ( lots of them here!) . The customers were mostly old ladies awaiting their...
    Mooreland12 Mooreland12 41-45, M Mar 25, 2013

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    I Love Stories That Start With "Back When I Was a Kid"

    I just love listening to stories that start out with "Back when I was a kid" because you know that everything was always greener, the snow was deeper, the sky was bluer, and men were men and women were women.  The older I get the more I start to tell my own stories...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 11 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I'll Be 65 In Jan '13, So I Go To Gym 4 Times A Week & Do Several Long Walks A Week

    I just began a new EP GroupI Am A Hero In A Family Of Heroes And Oppose Appeasing Al QaedaMy eclectic & prolific EP posts reveal far more than I can say hereAs a trained journo, I know the value of the process of gradual infoNo point overfacing & confusing folk, eh?Enjoy
    ShyButCreativeSexyGuy ShyButCreativeSexyGuy 46-50, M Sep 13, 2012

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    The Old Guys

    In my little town there is but one cafe, so in the morning if you are looking for breakfast or just a cup of coffee, that's where you go.  The cafe is not very large, but in the center of the floor is two tables put together where the morning court is held by the...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Good Ol' Days

    When I was little my favorite thing to do, was go and stay at my grandparents house for the weekend. I loved their stories of how things were when they were growing up. From the fashion, to the price of gasoline and candy, to leaving your doors unlocked at night and your windows...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    My Dad

    my dad tells the same stories over and over again and they are all good. if there is a part of the story i do not want to hear i will always add a question. one time he said he called to help my nephew get a good grade on a test for be an apprentice somewhere. He said he was...
    backalley backalley 70+ Oct 27, 2013

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    When Winning Just Isn't Enough

    I'm in a very odd phase of my life at present. I take care of an 84 year-old Alzheimer's patient, a man who's restaurant I ran for 30 years. I've been here a year, just long enough to watch the disease progress and scrambling around trying to figure it all out. Since then, we...
    Topbear Topbear 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    Realtivity

    I use to like to listen to "old people's stories" and now that I am one it turns out that what I once thought was old is not so old after all.
    Makessense Makessense 66-70, M Nov 1, 2012

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    Always An Interesting Glimpse Into The Past

    As a kid, I always hated hearing those stories about how such and such cost a nickel and how you could get a steak dinner for a quarter. Those stories were kind of pointless when the cost of living was so much lower. However, I did enjoy the random stories about the experiences...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M Feb 20, 2013

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    I Love The Older Generation

    I always used to make fun of elderly people. Cracking jokes at their expense, giving them cold stares. If my parents knew how I was I would have had my *** whooped, no matter what age. I guess I never fully understood the sacrifices many of them made, nor the terrible...
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    A Funny Story My Grandpa Told Me One Time

    my grandpa said he was playing basketball with his brother and the goal was on a sweet-gum tree he was going around his brother and twisted his knee on a sweet-gum ball.
    bbman2011 bbman2011 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    I have been called a collector of stories.

    I have always wanted to know what brought people to the place they currently are. Perhaps that makes me nosy, or too curious, but it doesn't curb my curiosity about the human experience.
    BarefootBliss BarefootBliss 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15

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    Midas Touch...

    THE MIDAS TOUCH We all know the story of the greedy king named Midas. He had a lot of gold and the more he had the more he wanted. He stored all the gold in his vaults and used to spend time every day counting it. One day while he was counting a stranger came from nowhere and...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Albert And The Lion

    My Grandfather used to tell me this story when I was young.There's a famous seaside place called BlackpoolThat's noted for fresh air and funAnd Mr. and Mrs. RamsbottomWent there with young Albert, their son.A grand little lad was young Albert,All dressed in his best, quite a...
    RaceCarrington RaceCarrington 51-55, M Oct 19, 2013

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    So today I went to my old friends house lol.

    Assuming you ready Afew of my other story's with my old friend in it that lives down the road. I had some spare time so I went to visit him this paste weakend. He was so happy to see me without notice. I was happy to see him. He always tells me of story's of the old days, or...
    Lovelyxx93 Lovelyxx93 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I have a great-uncle

    who has dementia, so his stories are a little crazy. I still remember his best one: "So my wife and I took a trip to Egypt a few years ago. It was amazing! We saw so many pyramids, and we timed it just so perfectly that we could see the parting of the Red Sea!" According to...
    VegetarianVampire VegetarianVampire 16-17, F Mar 13

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    Lauras Stories

    I met an elderly lady at work, and before long she started inviting me over and giving me knitting lessons. I loved to listen to her tell me spirits about how she was never allowed to date anyone over the mason-dixon line, her first time roller skating and her trips with her late...
    Wawis85 Wawis85 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    My Treasured Octogenarian Friends

    This may seem like a strange thing for a woman in her 20s to say, but I love hanging out with people in their 80s and 90s. I wish I had more friends in that age group.I have plenty of friends of all ages, but I especially treasure the relationships I have with people of my...
    Ticia Ticia 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    She's Still Going On

    I guess it's the health of her,. Behind our house is a home of an elderly lady who 2 years ago she mentioned of her 95 birthday and I still see her getting her dailey newspaper tossed in her front yard from the morning delivery. Three years ago she will be walking out there...
    Bowman44 Bowman44 46-50, M Feb 28, 2012

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    Grandpa

    my late grand pa, i would say may he rest but as a farmer in his 80's who contuned working after he lost a leg he is cracking a whip to Gods back. would have a lot of good stories to tell, short and to the point. one day some one was complaining non stop and he looked at them...
    HHJJthethird HHJJthethird 31-35, M May 23, 2012

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    Memories Lost

    As I have mentioned in the past my Grams has Alzheimer's.  She doesn't remember day to day who I am or who pretty much anyone else is in her life. Yes, she has good days but for the most part when you look into her eyes, seeking recognition,it is not to be found.  Some...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    Learn Alot By Listening

    You don't realize it when you are younger, but all the stories your grandparents may have told you over and over, they stick with you and you wish you had written them down. Especially when its about family history. I lived with my mom and dads parents at one time while still...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Older Folks Have the Best Stories

    My stepmom is a Home Health Aide, so as growing up I used to always get to listen to there stories. I also remember being in the adopt a grandma program as a child and just always remembered how happy they would be to see us. Some stories were so amazing, like remembering this...
    AuthenticJulz AuthenticJulz 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    A month ago I started living with my mother's 60y/o friend. Mum and I have been helping her for the last 3yrs, since her husband died. He when he died, she was lost. Never paid a...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    I like an older guy. he's 18 turning 19 on September and I'm 15. we've had a long history and idk how it happened but I started to fall for him. I like mature guys and almost all...
    xriiccii xriiccii 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Yea I don't really like it because it's awkward and you really don't know what to say to the person you use to **** with in the past and the person might have change
    blackpower15 blackpower15 16-17, M Jul 27

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    I'm done. With people. With family. With love. With friendships. With waiting for my knight in shining armor. With education. With hope for a better future. With God. With optimism...
    AngelAisha AngelAisha 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    They just have so much stories !
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Memories good or bad are what really shape us as human beings. Good friends and memories are priceless, they stir the soul. Even brief friendships and memories can leave an...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    A new beginning was just the start of a miserable life. As the clouds turn to gray then black, the girl slumps further into her seat. She closes her eyes tight and starts...
    armstrong7984 armstrong7984 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    The fog is now lifting. The men behind the curtains are now being exposed. It is a great mass awakening by the people. They are rising from their slumber. Time marches on, a...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Some people hate for no reason. They prejudge a person, never trying to get to know that person. They have made up their minds, nothing will change a hardened heart. They...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    You can not truly be tolerant if you live in a closed circle. If you have made up your mind forever, you are hopeless. Try to expand your horizons once in awhile. Try to see...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M Aug 10