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I Like Old Fashioned Things

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    I so love old things,

    they have just so much history in them! When I was a teenager I used to go through my grandmother's things every time .The photos,her little boxes,the attic was my heaven . I also used to go through my mother's things,since the hippie period and all that flower power stuff,I...
    nousernams nousernams 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2014

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    My Favorite Old Fashioned Things

    1. Manners and etiquette. Politeness and proper behavior just makes everyday like nicer. 2. Chivalry. I'm a lady and I enjoy being treated like one. So gentle men, please tip your hats, stand when I enter a room, open doors for me, I love it! 3. Ladies wearing skirts and...
    MrsAshleyR MrsAshleyR 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Shoes, cars, neckties,

    cigarette lighters, pocket knives, hats(not ball caps), b/w photos, hard candies, aftershave, manners.
    grower629 grower629 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M Jul 20, 2014

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    I am drawn to all things vintage

    and shabby chic, I like to style my home that way and choose vintage styles from the forties and fifties for my wardrobe. I have a lot of reconditioned furniture because there's a charity that supports drug and alcohol addicted people get clean and get employed near us. they...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2015

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    There is nothing sexier

    than a man with manners. A man who opens doors, walks on the outside of the street while holding his lover's hand, walks up to the door and actually rings the doorbell instead of honking his horn. The phrases, "Excuse me, miss...", "May I...", "Yes, madam,", "No, madam," and...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Very Much...

    I am fascinated by history and the way it relates to buildings, material things. These things left behind are echoes of what was, and simply by being near them, you can feel the impression of the past. I feel this way with many things, but one example that readily comes to mind...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    i want to go thrift shopping

    for a antique cuckoo~clock ,original cast irons & stained glass lamps even vintage perfume bottles....... classic postage stamps
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    old music; tex benake,

    frank Sinatra,
    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    i really want a wooden chest,

    dated and chipped away at
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    when relationships werent look at

    as a restaurant menu... you dont need a side dish, an appetizer. .entrees...a drink before it all and a dessert after...just you. your man...and endless opportunities to make one another happy. .
    TakeMee19 TakeMee19 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    high waist jeans flowers

    and candy. the knock on the door with the following words "im here to take your daughter out"
    TakeMee19 TakeMee19 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    My father used to get up on early on Saturday

    mornings to shine his shoes for Sunday School and church services. To go into the House of the Lord with scuffed up shoes was a giant no-no! The amount the shoe cost did not matter, it was how well one took care of the shoe did. Seven years after his passing, when I see a man...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    I like older men , not in a sick way.

    . Their minds attract me and I like their appearance more
    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I always kept a diary,

    hard-covered with lined paper, golden spirals. It was an actual physical diary that I had to hide, but did not have to worry about thousands of people reading it or employers discovering it, unlike here and other forms of social media. I kept one because my old-fashioned parents...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F Dec 5, 2015

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    I was looking at some pictures

    and saw my 1974 4 door chevy impala. They sure don't make cars like they did back in the day.
    eyeamalive eyeamalive 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    Our Ancestors Wouldn't Recognize Most Of Us...

    While our world has a myriad of distractions and amenities, it's softened us up, and separated us from our neighbors. When life was a lot harder I think the "down time" and rewards were much greater in feeling. A long days work for 2 or 3 dollars but in silver, or gold. The...
    AuDigit AuDigit 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2011

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    Now the age of 29, I still love all of the old

    things that I did when I was only 9. The thing I loved when I was 9 were the things my grandfather & great grandfather shared with me from when they were my age.. I've always had an old soul at heart!
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2015

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    A Secret

    I think on EP I often come off as a hard core hillbilly witch but I have another life! At my core, I am an old fashioned thing. I like to be treated with respect as a woman, I like to stay home and make my home and my husband smile. I like to pull warm fresh laundry from the...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I love old movies and vinyl ^_^ Waaay more

    unique then the other mediums.
    Siouze Siouze 18-21, F Jun 2, 2015

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    Made With Pride In America.

    When I think of the many thing's that are concidered as old fashioned today the first thing that come's to mind is American Pride. People worked long and hard to make top of the line American product's. You could depend on them lasting longer and working well. Car's were made...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    I Love When Stuff Was Made For Quality And You Kept It For Generations

    I love how the older things were kept and how well taken care of they were. When you pass something down from generation to generation it's sentimental it has meaning and most older things were not like today and merely decorative they had purpose and function things were not...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F Jul 1, 2012

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    Like photo albums When there was no caller I.

    D. Hoop skirts Milk delivery Bottled soda that you brought back to the supermarket. Public swimming pools. Anne of Greene gables/old yeller/12 angry men/ Hide n seek
    Steffy128 Steffy128 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Check out this fashion blog Pretty dope

    chanelconoco.tumblr.com also chanelsconoco.blogspot.com Instagram chanelconoco
    someoneforyou12 someoneforyou12 22-25, F Mar 22, 2015

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    I have many family heirlooms.

    I can pick one up, close my eyes, and remember the specific person associated with it, like my Grandmother's multi-color Pyrex Mixing Bowls. These are priceless memories.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2015

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    The honor of being Loved,

    being regarded Especially in another’s Heart-Mind, was, I remain quite stolidly convinced, the True and Mature Purpose of dressing in splendid, Especially "Comfortable" Attire to visit Old-Fashioned, Sweetly Elegant Formal Parlours, where the gentlemen bowed to the curtsying...
    MissPriscillaPrim MissPriscillaPrim 61-65, T Oct 24, 2015

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    Stop Ruining It For The Rest Of Us

    I was walking into a mall, a baby in the stroller and my toddler walking with me.... I held the door open for a woman coming in behind me. No "Thank You" no nod nothing. You know we are supposedly in the age of political correctness, consideration etc... its shameful. 2 days...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I like anything with character ,

    I like to ***** back old antiques or paint them a colour :) I think if if old fashioned peices could talk they would have such interesting stories to tell :)) ☎
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    definitly, i like old european clothes

    and jewellery like from middle ages with corsets and stuff, also the masks with feather and stuff which they show in parties from old times, they look hard to wear but soooooo beautiful sometimes in movies, i hope one day i can buy and wear them some where it looks like from...
    mariere16 mariere16 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

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    jacqueline212 jacqueline212 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Soap wrapped in white paper.

    Glass bottles. Analog clocks. Cursive. The last two are challenges for my seventh grade students. I always tell them that it is important to know how to read analog clocks (one with the batteries) because the electricity always go out at some point. And it should be embarrassing...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    Type writer's, vinyl records,

    pen and paper... Only thing I am missing from this list is a typewriter. I'd love one so much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    1. A man walking on the outside of the sidewalk

    instead of the inside; he is supposed to protect her, not the other way around. 2. Walking up to the door to ring the doorbell to actually meet your parents, not just honk the horn. 3. Opening and closing the car door. 4. Walking her back to the door, after the date, and making...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Pearl necklaces, white gloves,

    patent leather shoes, lace, and huge hats that are only worn on First Sundays.
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F Dec 5, 2015

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    My heart sings and I feel hopeful

    for the future to see more young ladies developing a taste for what some call the "Lolita" look, what others call "a disturbing adherence to outdated standards men used to impose on women to demean and infantilize them..." but what I call traditional, tasteful elegance in a lady...
    MissPriscillaPrim MissPriscillaPrim 61-65, T Dec 21, 2015

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    10 Old Things That Matter To Me

    I had a love of vintage and antiques since I was a teenager. Now I'm in my 40's and the love is diminished but not forgotten. Here are my favorite old things still worth keeping: - tube radio, for the warmth of the music - brass lamp, for late night reading - mechanical watch...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    All Classic

    I like antiques or anything that gives details of the past. Correlating history with the old roads and buildings. Things that has sentimental values and talks about events from the past. Myths and legends very fascinating.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I like old fashioned things.

    .. i like old fashioned romance and love... stupid maybe but its what i love... frank santra on christmas... easter egg hunts.. just love kinda things ... life ... ce le vie
    Nichalas Nichalas 26-30, M Jun 5, 2014

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    I'm so old fashioned,

    I wear tights on a regular basis, as most men did back in the 1700's Now in the 2000's I see that old Fashion trend coming back in stylish new ways! legstyle.blogspot.com This could be the start of something BIG... Maybe guys will start remembering to hold the door open for...
    LegStyles LegStyles 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2015

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    "White Gloves and Party Manners" was the name

    of a well-respected book as well as a franchise of charm school programs for young ladies entering their teen years. Sunday afternoons we would assemble dressed in our best and, yes, with white gloves on, we were taught how to speak clearly and respectfully, how to behave as a...
    MissPriscillaPrim MissPriscillaPrim 61-65, T Nov 17, 2015

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    Mesmicdoll Mesmicdoll 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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    The Way It Was

    Remember the days when the first thing I would do each day was check the sports page to see how my favorite team did the day/night before.  Hurry and eat breakfast and go to my best friend's house so that we could play whiffle ball in his backyard.  Remember the...
    SaulofTarsus SaulofTarsus 56-60, M 6 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    I love old fashioned dresses

    and shoes and jewelry.Anything old fashioned I love.An I totally wish I was born in the 1920s.
    Shireene92 Shireene92 16-17, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M Jul 22, 2015

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    ~Dusting Powder~

    Confession: I use old ladies dusting powder after my bath. I love the fresh cool talcum powder that is so very softly scented and creates a puff of white magic when you open the lid. The clean aroma wafting around my fresh scrubbed nakedness makes me think of my Grandmother and...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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