1. How would you define 'old'? If you're talking about a thing, I'd probably say 100 years. I would imagine that would be considered an antique. At what age is someone old? This I believe depends on the person.
2. A place you've been that's old? The house we moved to when I was a freshman was over 100 years old at that time and I loved that house. It would be over 150 years old now, I suppose. Tell us something about your visit there. It was an old white farmhouse and then my dad added a new family room and a bedroom above that onto the back of the house. I have a lot of happy memories there at the farmhouse. We called it Dream Acres (you know, a play on the TV show Green Acres) because my dad dreamed for years about owning that farm.
|I found this old picture of the farmhouse on my sister's FB page. I'm not home, so this is the best I can do.|
3. Something you miss about the 'good old days'? My parents and my brother. And what I wouldn't give to spend another Saturday evening with them. For years, mom and dad basically had open house on Saturday nights for our family. If we were able, we'd all meet there at some point in the evening and just sit in the living room and visit. There was seldom ever a Saturday that at least a couple of us would show up and there were lots of Saturdays when we were all there. I don't know that it was necessarily the good old days, but they were definitely good and I'd give anything to be able to do it one more time with all of us there. When were they anyway? My brother passed in 2014, so it was just shortly before that for the last time we ever got to do it with all of us.
4. In what way are you a 'chip off the old block'? Or if you'd rather, in what way is your child a 'chip off the old block'? People tell me I look like my mom. I'm not sure I think so (we are built very similar though.) My mom and dad were wonderful people and were friends with everyone they met. They were always trying to help people in anyway they needed. I wish I were more like them in that way. I try, but I don't think I come anywhere close.
5. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale...choose an 'old' phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain. Same old same old. After 45 years, I'm feeling that way about work and can't wait to retire in a few months. It's time. I'm finally ready to start a new phase of life.
6. Insert your own random thought here. Someone at work posted this a few years back of me and a co-worker. She has since retired. I wonder what in the world they all think of me now. lol