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post #1 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta love old people!

For my wedding anniversary we rented a cabin in Maine for two weeks. It was owned by a lovely old lady who was also very lonely, she lived on site. I heard her life story, her biggest regret was never having kids, so I told her about my foster kids. I don't know if it's possible that anyone could be more interested, she wanted to know everything, and I mean everything about them.
Very sweet lady, but I checked the windows before going outside as she was clearly very lonely and talked to me one day for over three hours.

So I thought she might appreciate a Christmas card with a photo of the kids and I.

I got this back. I think I can make out about 5 words.





Then my inlaws best friend is a 67 year old man. Physically he looks much older, he's had a tough on the body life as a farm hand his whole working life. Mentally he is about 25. He gets a twinkle in his eye when I gently give him crap or bust on him, and he seeks it out. Everyone calls him 'my boyfriend'.
Last night he gave me a gift, I am the only person he did that for, not my inlaws his best friends, just me. The room erupted into a loud 'uh ohh' and Puschy, my old friend giggled.

It was so honestly very cute. And I got what every girl wants.... a candle.





Anyone else get cards they can't read or gifts from old admirers?
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Haha yes I contacted my grandfathers old war buddy who lives in Quebec when I moved to Canada......my grandfather and father have passed, so now I get the cards and letters........I can't make out a word!!!! But I reply with much enthusiasm as I know he's getting on (85 I believe) and know that he very much enjoys getting a letter.....I type it just to make sure he can read it!!!!
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In size 14 font Muppet?
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Alex, I can make out some of the card - happy holidays and happy new year; thanks so much for the nice note, card & picture; I'm glad you enjoyed~ Please come again; I'm hanging in and hanging on; sincerely....

(I used to work in a hospital reading doctors' handwriting, the worst...!) Sounds like you made a nice friend!
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In size 14 font Muppet?
Haha actually I use size 16 just so I can fill the page faster
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I get some of the words.
"Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all"
And "Thanks for ###### and nice card and wishes. I'm glad you enjoyed #######

And after that she's #####ing and #####ing and Sincerely,

Can you fill in those blanks?
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Alex, I can make out some of the card - happy holidays and happy new year; thanks so much for the nice note, card & picture; I'm glad you enjoyed~ Please come again; I'm hanging in and hanging on; sincerely....

(I used to work in a hospital reading doctors' handwriting, the worst...!) Sounds like you made a nice friend!
Oh dang, you nailed it. I am looking at the card now, and now I know the translation, I can see it.

I believe you have a marketable talent! I'd pay a few bucks to a translation service online for something like that.



Muppet, can you read the note you get back? I wrote really big on my card to her too, so she could read it, I wonder if they can read their own writing?
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Oh dang, you nailed it. I am looking at the card now, and now I know the translation, I can see it.

I believe you have a marketable talent! I'd pay a few bucks to a translation service online for something like that.



Muppet, can you read the note you get back? I wrote really big on my card to her too, so she could read it, I wonder if they can read their own writing?
Haha I think they can read it but just don't care if we can!!!! I sit and read his letters three or four times before I get the 'gist' of it, I consider it my CSI time! LOL! Oh, and sometimes he squishes it all into the card, then runs out of room and the writing gets smaller and smaller until its all buried down in the far right bottom corner.....haha bet we will be like that when we're old!!!
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haha bet we will be like that when we're old!!!
totally, if nothing else, it's pay back.
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awww how sweet!! I love our senior citizens. They have so much to give - their stories are fascinating. When I see a little old couple I always remember that once they were young...they went to school, to work, fell in love, perhaps married and raised a family. Some of those old dudes and chicks have lived some amazing lives!!
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