I think of 'pld folks' as being people in their '70's, '80's and up. Me, I'm not an 'old folks'! LOL<br />
I know that I have some of both of my parent's characters blended in with my own. I'll sometimes catch myself acting or thinking a certain way, and I'll say to myself "My God, that's just like my mother, or that's just like my father", Then I get a warm feeling of knowing where I come from, and realise that who I am is more colored by my own experiences in life.
I see traces of both of my parents in me... but what astounds me is how much respect I have for the things they did that I used to think were so darn stupid.
I discovered very early in my adulthood that I was becoming my mother. And in some ways, also my father.
My parents used to embarrass me very much when I was a teenager. Or so I thought. <br />
Making me go to charity shops, having a shopping trolly thing that was stitched up the side with a shoe lace. <br />
Well I have now become probably more embarrassing, I say what I think, look for bargains everywhere. <br />
Have a wicker basket on my bike and am totally uncool. <br />
God it's great not feeling you have to conform. <br />
I have even bought a very sensible trolly for shopping. <br />
Hey--i'm not OLD!!..but I look almost exactly like my Mom!...
I consider myself fortunate to have mutated into my father (even though I'm a woman). He was a truly great man... intelligent, funny, kind and generous. I still don't quite 'have it right', but I'm working on it!
I mutated out of ,and then away from my parents..