Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Gentle Slap in the Face (6WS)

When you go into a store--thrift shop, used furniture,  etc--and discover that the mixer/serving dishes/utensils you bought as a bride have now been upgraded to "Vintage".

When an old classmate recognizes you and you not only have no idea who he/she is (even when they introduce themselves) and you realize that  he/she thinks you're someone else...even when you introduce yourself back, and they say, "no you're not"--and now you are suddenly in a world of alternate universes

The books you loved as a child are now in the category online of  "collector's items"

Everyone you went to school with, were a bridesmaid for, or you threw baby showers for, is a grandparent.  They are suddenly old.   Too.

6 comments:

  1. I'm in that boat too - and I'm not sure that I am very happy about it! ;)

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  2. oh hahah too true...but then consider the alternative!
    Enjoy your day!

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  3. OE when your home health aide examines her patient's shaving gear and says oh my grandfather had this kind but I don't know how to use these antique ones!

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  4. We ran into one of my daughter's former soccer coaches the other day and discovered that his oldest son is a grandfather. Whoa.

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  5. that's funny, and a bit unsettling. I think we tend to think of teachers and coaches as staying the age they were when we left them,
    always a jolt to discover everyone is on the same age track we are...
    My cousins are all gone but their children have grandchildren...yikes

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