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Do you remember when..............

(121 Posts)
NanKate Fri 30-Aug-19 22:13:49

You could run down a flight of stairs and not worry about falling ?

Other topics please.

cornergran Fri 30-Aug-19 22:16:27

Get up from the floor without a crane?

merlotgran Fri 30-Aug-19 22:20:41

Open those dratted bottles like bleach with a squeeze while pushing down and turning technique.

kircubbin2000 Fri 30-Aug-19 22:24:56

Climb on a chair to reach a high shelf. Step down from a high step without holding on, put on pants without sitting down.

Coolgran65 Fri 30-Aug-19 22:41:18

Cut your little toenail ?

Marydoll Fri 30-Aug-19 22:43:08

Cut any toenails!

matson Fri 30-Aug-19 22:48:41

You were painfree.

Joelise Fri 30-Aug-19 22:52:34

You could sleep all night , without having to go to the loo !

Greenfinch Fri 30-Aug-19 23:01:15

Sit on a low chair without worrying how/if you would be able to get up again.

callgirl1 Fri 30-Aug-19 23:06:13

Go shopping without being out of puff after 5 minutes.

Bellanonna Fri 30-Aug-19 23:10:07

All of those, and I could also run for a bus

Doodle Fri 30-Aug-19 23:10:36

climb the stairs without a break on the landing.

Doodle Fri 30-Aug-19 23:11:34

Put on fine stockings instead of support socks 🧦

Bellanonna Fri 30-Aug-19 23:11:34

Unscrew screw-top bottles

Feelingmyage55 Fri 30-Aug-19 23:11:50

Get out of the bath.
Do up a bra without twiddling it around - if you know what I mean.
Sleep all night without getting up to visit the loo.

Mossfarr Fri 30-Aug-19 23:13:57

Going out for a night on the town - in High Heels!

Wearing a bikini on holiday.

Staying up late without longing for my bed after 10.30pm.

Reading without having to search for my reading glasses.

Diane227 Fri 30-Aug-19 23:15:15

Get out of a low car.

Chewbacca Fri 30-Aug-19 23:20:26

Thread a needle, even with one of those little wire things, without having to keep squinting and wetting the thread and still keep missing.

callgirl1 Fri 30-Aug-19 23:44:46

As Doodle says, but any kind of stockings would do me!

PageTurner Sat 31-Aug-19 00:52:04

I didn't have to use hair coloring.

BradfordLass72 Sat 31-Aug-19 02:14:59

10.30pm? Mossfarr you night owl!

I've been known to stagger, exhausted to my bed at 6pm. smile

Mind you, I do get up very early.

I'm glad to say I can still do a lot of the above things others now find hard but I can't:

Eat wheat without a great deal of discomfort.
Drink alcohol - ditto - I did so love Baileys.
Get out of a swimming pool by just hoisting myself up by the arms.
Sing like I used to.
See like I used to.
Run like mad just for the sheer fun of it.
Stay up all night painting.

But I have done all these things in the past so I'm grateful.

MollyPolly60 Sat 31-Aug-19 02:31:54

Thought it was only me with cutting my little toe nails!

rosecarmel Sat 31-Aug-19 03:11:20

Give birth and monthly cycles ..

stella1949 Sat 31-Aug-19 04:55:35

You could stand up from a chair and not pull a muscle in your leg ? I did this yesterday - couldn't believe it .

Willow500 Sat 31-Aug-19 05:55:39

Reach my toes - come to that see my toes!

Run for anything

Be able to get up off the loo without steadying myself with the sink - no idea why that's suddenly become the norm!

Bend down to pick something up without grunting

Smell and taste properly

The list is endless but hey ho at least I'm still here to have a list grin