Old People

“I love old people. They’re so cute.”

My 14 year old daughter has always had an affinity for old people. She loves the coordinated matching outfits that little old ladies wear – you know the pink pants with the pink top and flowered pink shirt over it and pink socks sort of thing.

She loves to see old couples holding hands. She loves their stories. When we have to make those dreaded late night Wal-Mart runs (don’t say it) she adores seeing the scruffy 40 year old single guy out with his old ma helping her with her shopping. They’ll be right out of “white trash central casting” to most folks but she loves to see them. It is sweet.

When your teen loves old people it shows a wisdom that is, well, I don’t even know how to describe it, except it is wonderful and magical and wise. It is a gift for everyone, young and old.

I was going to say more. I was going to give more examples of her words and actions, and that of other teens I know,  but what I just wrote says it all.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


For additional posts on the old, ancient and elderly in our lives check the links below.

8 thoughts on “Old People

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  2. We’ve seen some pretty interesting characters… and laughed so hard that employees have followed us around to make sure we won’t do something bad.

  3. One thing to remember, one day all of us will be those “old people”. Your daughter may be wise beyond her years. Give her a pat on the head from a scruffy old man.

  4. As an old person myself…I haven’t quite started wearing pink with flowery skirts. But how sweet! It is one of the things that most of our countries don’t do very well. They don’t look after their elderly.

    • Monochromatic dressing is supposed to make you look slim. Flowery skirts on the other hand do make you young!

      I try to write about the elderly and others who need our help when I can. It is a message that is close to my heart. We all need to do what we can – every small bit can make a big change in the life of another. It is also so important for young people to be around old people – they get along a lot better than all of us in the middle and have so much to contribute.

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