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(257 Posts)
skybluepink Fri 18-Jan-13 10:28:17

As a single person [I do have a grandniece who is a cutey pie ]I don't like the word Gransnet as feel it is not all encompassing & we should be respected for our individauality as people not to focus on our age often causing the most concern. I suppose this is nit picking but I still feel mentally I am in my 30s ??!! Silver surfer is more fun.

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:35:26

Elegran you didn't used to be that much older than me! You sure you're not cheating?! shock

......... J07 wanders away wondering if she's 71 or 72................

jeni Fri 18-Jan-13 11:43:36

Look at your birth certificate. I reckon it's 71 if you're having that kind of memory loss Rose

jeni Fri 18-Jan-13 11:44:15

Meant 72! Blimey I'm as bad! I think I'm 68

glassortwo Fri 18-Jan-13 11:45:38

jingle I think 71 grin

Bags Fri 18-Jan-13 11:45:51

Yep, agreement all round, except about how we say the same thing. Isn't that what gransnet is partly about? smile

It's just that I don't feel younger than I am. I feel a great deal more mature, mentally, than I did when I was younger. I suppose my personality has stayed pretty much the same as ever (contrasuggestible, argumentative wink, among other things), but that's not, to me, feeling the same as I did when I was younger.

Maybe what it boils down to with me, is that I've always been content to be the age I am. I never could get into the teenage angst of trying to look older than I was. In fact I usually looked younger – bus drivers only believed I was old enough to pay full fare when I had a baby in tow in my mid-twenties. Now, I'm happy to be 57; I'm happy to look 57; I'm happy for people to think I'm getting older; I'm happy for people to notice my hair is greying and my sking is aging. Bottom line, I suppose, is that I don't care what other people think I am.

So I have no need to feel younger or older or anything other than what I actually am, both in my mind and out of it.

annodomini Fri 18-Jan-13 11:45:54

Proud to be (mostly) silver, but refuse to be pigeonholed as a silver surfer. I like the title 'Gransnet' and am sure I would never have joined if it had been calle 'silver surfers'.

Bags Fri 18-Jan-13 11:48:22

And I don't care if people think I'm a silver surfer.

Wish I could windsurf on the silvery loch I can see out of my window.

Bags Fri 18-Jan-13 11:49:15

Song in head....

"I am what I am..."

How does it go?

kittylester Fri 18-Jan-13 11:51:50

Silver surfers are much, much older than we are! They also have tight perms or a cottage loaf hair-do, loads of wrinkles, lisle stockings (also with wrinkles) shawls, an apron and, most probably, a rocking chair where they knit bootees! grin

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:53:35

skybluepink 'Gransnet' was sort of born out of the hugely successful 'Mumsnet'. The name was just obvious for it.

Enjoy. smile

Bags Fri 18-Jan-13 11:57:23

The Dido version

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:59:40


j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 11:59:55

I mean, pardon?!

gillybob Fri 18-Jan-13 12:01:07

" I am my own special creation.........." Bags

Oh no, that's not Dido. (I am a poet and didn't know it) smile

Bags Fri 18-Jan-13 12:02:46

Well, I'm that too, gillybob, as are we all, but I'm not so fond of that song smile

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:02:46

It's ok! I'm with you

Movedalot Fri 18-Jan-13 12:02:54

Why does 'Gransnet' focus on age? Grans can be in their 40s or 90s so to assume we are all 'silver' is not a good idea. I'm not silver so wouldn't qualify.

I think people mean different things when they say 'I still feel in my 20s/30s/40s. Some of which are silly/negative and some of which are good/positive. Without explanation it is not always possible to tell which. I most certainly don't feel as old as many of my own age and think my attitude is much younger than some of half my age! grin

glassortwo Fri 18-Jan-13 12:04:22

I became a Grandma at 38.

petallus Fri 18-Jan-13 12:05:06

I too get irritated by all this emphasis on 'staying young'.

When you are 70 ( my age) you shouldn't be feeling like you are 30 inside IMO.

Anyway, people only think they do. They've just forgotten what it's like to be young.

Grannyeggs Fri 18-Jan-13 12:06:41

I don't think it does focus on age so much, as we know we are a variety of ages, we just have this one thing in common, and it is a big thing , we are all Grandparents. Age has got very little to do with it.

absent Fri 18-Jan-13 12:07:04

And you're only 40 now glass.

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:07:25

I loved that!

j07 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:07:46

The Dido song.

Ana Fri 18-Jan-13 12:08:14

Ah! That would explain it, petallus. Delusion! wink

Movedalot Fri 18-Jan-13 12:08:46

Grannyeggs I was referring to the word as used by the OP, not Gransnet, hence the quotation marks. smile