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Some Boomers don't like the term Senior???

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    I am happy to refer to myself as a senior whenever there is a discount involved with it.
    I think this thread could very well be leading to a slippery slope.
    I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve - Pride and Prejudice

  2. #32
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    Falcon, I didn't realize that y'all had to put up with bring called "young man'. Sic'em! I hate being called "young lady" usually by some middle aged man. I've stopped putting up with that & now call them out on it. Once on the sidewalk of a Sr Center by the male center director, in front of people. I called him out on it & told him exactly what I thought & what he ought to do about it& & was cheered by a couple of women who overhead. Now he just gives me a sot of funny look if our paths happen to cross like he ought to remember something, but I just smile & go on by.

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    At the age of 89 I call myself an old biddy but I have many folk coming to me from worldwide for my tales of WW2 because I was bombed out twice during the London Blitz and machine gunned twice, plus being evacuated.
    Just because I am this age does not mean I am over the hill in the brain department and it is surprising how many younger folk are contacting me wanting to know things about that era from any who went through those years, before it is TOO late.
    It has been a busy and very interesting time since I had the book published concerning the first 20 years of my life that takes in the Depression when I was born and then through the war years up to my farcical Cockney wedding day.
    I would NOT have had my life any other way.
    God Bless All.

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    If what I'm called becomes one of my great worries, I'll know that important things like health and finances are in decent shape. I'm a bit behind Maywalk at 85 and am just happy to still be getting out and about.

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    I think I prefer the term "Senior" to "Elderly". elderly somehow draws up the picture of frail, or unwell. Senior, not so much. I mean, we were "seniors" in high school. I do not mind this stage of my life. I an trying to stay active, despite some occasional mobility issues. And I get discounts without even asking. LOL

    My mom hated the senior citizen thing. She said it made her feel old. Thing is, No matter what term we use, we are old. It is just how we use this time in our life that matters.
    If there's a Rock and Roll heaven, you know they have a hell of a band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie5656 View Post
    I think I prefer the term "Senior" to "Elderly". elderly somehow draws up the picture of frail, or unwell. Senior, not so much. I mean, we were "seniors" in high school. I d not mind this stage of my life. I an trying to stay active, despite some occasional mobility issues. And I get discounts without even asking. LOL

    My mom hated the senior citizen thing. She said it made her feel old. Thing is, No matter what term we use, we are old. It is just how we use this time in our life that matters.
    So true, Marie.

    I got a smile when you said "I mean, we were "seniors" in high school."! Thanks.

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    I don't mind being called Senior, I feel lucky to have made it to my age. I've lost too many friends that weren't that lucky. As my Husband always says "It is what it is "!

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    I'm glad I'm a senior now because I was young at the height of the American empire.

    I would hate to be young in today's wacky world !!


  9. #39
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    [QUOTE=win231;1040078]I don't mind the term "Senior." In fact, when I buy something, I jokingly say to the cashier, "Don't forget my senior citizen discount." They always laugh. Sometimes they'll say, "Oh, c'mon...you're not a senior citizen." I always say, "66 is a senior citizen. I don't think I look young but people tell me I do. (6 yr old photo)


  10. #40
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    I was happy to find a forum for people of ages like my own. I guess the only thing that bothers me about the term senior at times is that I have gotten old and too fast! Glad to be here amongst seniors, though.

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