As you grow older do you feel like you relate more to...
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Registered User Katybird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    12,789
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    34

    Question As you grow older do you feel like you relate more to...

    your Mother or your Grandmother?  I have been pondering this question, I feel like I relate more to my Grandmother or at least my Grandmother's generation than to my Mother.  I want to live a simpler life, to enjoy the slower quieter times as I age, to enjoy baking, quilting, watching the birds frolic in the yard.  I don't think that my Mother enjoys those things, she enjoys the convenience of this day and age, the microwave, the drive through, self checkout at WalMart, LOL.  She is happy and that is the most important thing but I can't see her enjoying the same quieter days and times that I long for.

  2. #2
    Registered User sunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    central midwest
    Age
    59
    Posts
    7,854
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    56
    Rep Power
    40

    Default

    Well, since my mother is almost a replica of my grandmother (and me of both of them)- I guess it's a moot point!

    I see bits of each of them in myself- the strong family ties, and family history , the love of healing and tenderness comes from my grandmother. The love of the outdoors and plants comes from my mother (my grandmother was allergic to dust before the days of shots and medications- so she was nearly terrified of the outdoors).

  3. #3
    Registered User PrairieRose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    14,689
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    38

    Default

    I see more of my mom than my grandmother although I do love the growing things like my grandmother did. I have to admit that I love the conveniences of life today though too

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    5,439
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I can relate more to my Grandmother's generation...my mom is a very "gimme-gimme" person & I despise that! I'm not interested in how many "things" I can acquire.....I prefer simplicity.....my goal is to only have what I absolutely need to get by.....I don't mind cooking from scratch, etc...my mother feels she needs every gadget that comes out.....don't want to be like that! A simple life is the life for me!

  6. #5
    DebbieBob debbiepete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Louisiana
    Age
    62
    Posts
    1,692
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Since I was adopted I have no idea who I take after. It sure would be nice to know though.

  7. #6
    Registered User Mom23boys's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    51
    Posts
    19,004
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    43

    Default

    I think I take after my grandmother more than my mom. My grandmother loved the simple life. My mom is at Wal-mart almost every other day buying something! I think she loves following that bouncing ball that wal-wart has. Not me. I prefer to purchase only what I need and try only to go shopping once a week or even better once every 2 weeks.

Similar Threads

  1. Something for the Knitters to relate to
    By heavensent_7 in forum Needle Arts
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-12-2009, 04:36 AM
  2. Things we learn as we grow older...
    By Thevail in forum Third Agers
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 12:31 PM
  3. Do you feel homeschooling will continue to grow....
    By homesteadmamma in forum Education
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-13-2006, 06:45 PM
  4. I've noticed a few things changing as I grow older.....
    By PrairieRose in forum Third Agers
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-20-2005, 05:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •