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I Like Old Fashioned Things

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    Respect

    I had older parents, whose ways were different than everyone else's. As a child, it was hard to be different. While everyone else called their parents' friends by their first names, we were to address adults as Mr. or Mrs. These days I do not want children to call me by my first...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    Old Fart, Young Packaging.

    I've always had a bit of a passion for and fascination with the old fashioned. I think it started when I was a little kid going through my grandmother's old knicknacks. Now, my grandmother had my mother fairly late in life--I don't know the exact age, but I'm sure she was 45...
    MasteroftheDistantPrison MasteroftheDistantPrison 22-25, M Aug 27, 2012

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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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    When I Was Hunting

    I was hunting one time and found a bunch of really old cars I looked in one and found a playtape player.
    bbman2011 bbman2011 18-21, M Dec 28, 2011

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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 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Built To Last

    I love old furniture everything seemed to be built better and last much longer I also think that old furniture is much more stylish than today's products. I suppose things were built to last then because the majority of people just did not have the money to keep replacing things...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M Jul 17, 2012

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    My List

    Perhaps it is nostalgia or a longing for a link to our past. Maybe it's admiration of a craft, skill, fashion, or mindset that triggers it in us. We no longer want the shiny new mass-produced "next big thing" but get excited when we see the "I haven't seen one of...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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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    Love Vintage Dresses

    so feminine, so classy, so sweet.. Absolutely love wearing them !!and the dresses and makeup of hollywood girls in the 50s...Gorgeous. I'm not saying nowadays it isn't good. it's just the older fashion has a way to my heart.
    Gurlwithgun Gurlwithgun 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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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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    Not Everything..

    but some things are really nice old fashioned... like old books or I dunno.. some things are just nice.. but some things are definetly a much better as they are nowadays..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 15, 2007

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    Just An Old Fashioned Girl

    I'm forward thinking when it comes to certain things like sex and politics, but I'm more old fashioned when it comes to my hobbies and the things I like.  My musical taste leans more toward oldies, and I like to wear dresses and skirts more like women did in the old days.  I...
    Amandalovesit Amandalovesit 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Vintage Items

    They are sure from another era when character and charm counted.The older they are the better they look. No wonder they are of value.
    DilXXX1982 DilXXX1982 31-35, M Sep 24, 2012

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    Do I

    People didn't waste and were grateful for what they had.... didn't take for granted the simple things.  Does anyone know what I mean?   
    fynn fynn 31-35, F Dec 20, 2008

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    Old Fashioned

    Everyone who knows me tells me that I was born in the wrong decade. I love anything btween the '20s and now, and even before that! My favorite actress is Marilyn Monroe, her best movie being Some Like it Hot.  I'm also a big fan of Rita Hayworth and I LOVE the Red...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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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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    Older Methods Are Sometimes Better...

    I'm a fan of what works, my late grandmother was too, though I'm more of a nostalgic that she was, I always remembered, she'd look forward to new things and seeing how they work and trying them to see if they did the trick, however, I learned from her that there's a reason why...
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M Oct 29, 2012

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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 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Gateway Into Another Time

    I love anything old. Doesn't really matter how old. I love Victorian anything. I would love to have lived in the Roaring 20's. I am endlessly fascinated with how steadfast and sturdy and persevering Mid-western American people were in the dusty 30's. 40's glamor, 50's modernity...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    maina117 maina117 26-30 3 Responses Feb 15

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    An Old Fashioned Girl

    I find old fashioned 'things' to have so much more quality and beauty about them. More time went into them, more thought, more substance, more soul and therefore I appreciate their value more due to the workmanship or craftsmanship that went into them. Then of course, there is...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    im a very old fashioned person in many ways.

    I should have been born many years ago
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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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    Serious!

    I am a serious History Buff. Sometimes I wish I was born in the 20s just to see how life was back then. I love to collect very old books and things like that. Nothing better than walking around a museum full of things from the past.
    NoPointinLying NoPointinLying 22-25, F Aug 5, 2012

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    My Plan

    Most kids sold lemonade... I sold auntiques. I'm only 13 and I have $3465 worth of stuff in my basement. 3 Edison phonographs 2 1920s phones a couple of 1850-1820 books snow white book 1936 comics from the sixties a 1909 wall crank phone a 1919 browning camera (unfortunately not...
    Alexhippie Alexhippie 13-15, M Aug 20, 2012

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    I seriously do..sometimes I think I was born in

    the wrong era... I live in a prominently European community (Polish, Russians etc..) And I only point them out cos I really dont see this to often in American males... but anyways..so sometimes im out walking and I see these polish men (like in there 30s) walking out of mass...
    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I Like The Older Stuff

    i am a fan of anything before my time basically to understand how it all works in a mechanical way i like old radios and clocks especially old cars and trucks they have style and class and had real men and women putting the parts together not robots u make a connection between...
    jlogan14 jlogan14 16-17, M Jun 11, 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 7 Responses Jan 6

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    Old Timey Things

    I have always felt I was born in the wrong decade, sometimes century.  While I am no Luddite, I try to do things the way they used to be done.  I use cast iron cookware and I only use the microwave oven as a timer.  Ok, once in a while...
    EbolaGuy EbolaGuy 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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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 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

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    I love old things. There’s something about

    the design of clothes, books and homewares, even posters and buildings, before 1970 that are (mostly) elegant and beautiful.
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Old And New

    I like old things but I like new things too. And I real love more then anything when old things look new. Like take my typewriter. When I fist got it I was liking it. But then when I got it done up, I felt like I was in that time area. I felt like a time traveler! If you get what...
    RandomFriendGuy RandomFriendGuy 18-21, M Dec 30, 2012

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    Is It Just Me...

    ... or are things made today so they are easy to dispose. Take the items on my coffee table in front of me for example. There is a plastic lighter, that can't be refilled. Once it's empty, it goes. There is a cell phone. A very important item. We would be nowhere without it...
    Kletti Kletti 70+ 4 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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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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    More Character

    I think older things have more character and soul about them. When I was little my Mum used to buy new things all the time but I always wanted to hang on to the older stuff - she thought I was crazy. I love old houses - the materials they are made of - the fact that they have a...
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    I value old ways... this country would be 10x

    better if we stuck with the constitution. . That is all
    xfl41 xfl41 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Do I Ever!

    i am truly an old-fashioned girl at heart. cars, clothes, hairstyles, movies, appliances, you name it...anything from back in the day (especially the 1940s) equals instant love for me!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    Weekly Reader

    If you grew up in the 50's-60's like I did, perchance at your school you may have gotten the "Weekly Reader". I rememeber that it was one of the best things about Friday in school. I eagerly devoured all the new news articles, things like Steel strength glass, living on the...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Have you ever taken notice

    as to how old-fashioned items have so much more soul than their modern-day brethren? They have more weight & substance to them... and not just in terms of mass. They possess a far more "real" feel, as though you are touching an item which has EARNED its place in the world. Of...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    Maybe I'm Just Living In the Past ...

    ... but older things really grab my attention. They can even set my heart to race some with a feeling of familiarity. Don't know why. Don't know how. They just do and I don't want to change.    ...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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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 11 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I can appreciate old fashioned values, but this is a little extreme....lol Advice from a Singer sewing machine manual from 1949. Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think...
    Lily176 Lily176 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    The old fashioned romance has been long gone. We get caught up in life and the role of a parent who works outside the home. It would be nice to swoon a girl every once in a while...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I love wearing very modest and slightly formal clothes. I have principles and morals which people now days would consider old fashioned but I am proud of who I am.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Older Men Like Younger Women as they are more vibrant, spontaneous and full of life. A survey of 2000 adults showed that only one percent of women preferred a relationship with a...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm a 26 year young woman in a relationship with a 38 year old man. I'm starting to fall in love,which is VERY hard for me considering I'm not that trusting of a person anyway...
    likeyoungerwomen likeyoungerwomen 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'm 15 - and I've always liked older men. I never find guys my age attractive, I always find older guys a lot more attractive and with better personalities. Is this too strange...
    survivinginwonderland survivinginwonderland 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    ever since I was young I've liked older men. There is something that attracts me to a man who is old enough to be my father, a man that is experienced enough to teach me about life...
    0silence0 0silence0 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm gay. But I'm not attracted to guys my age. I like older guys. Probably because of my absent father.
    algorythm algorythm 16-17, M Apr 11

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    So like I like talking to other people on here an stuff I know like old men like talk to but I don't mind that but stay in your place your group not trying to be rude or nothing...
    deniokey deniokey 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    AgeMeet.com, a website specifically designed for older man younger woman relationships and older woman younger man relationships. AgeMeet.com is the world's first, largest and most...
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    AgeMeet.com, a website specifically designed for older man younger woman relationships and older woman younger man relationships. AgeMeet.com is the world's first, largest and most...
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