‘YOLDIES’ BUT GOODIES

Ivan

(My friend, Ivan who is pushing 80!!  Yup 80.)

According to Buzzfeed, there is now an actual word for young people who act older than their age: “Yoldies.” Apparently these are the 20-somethings who like to watch Netflix on a Saturday night instead of going out drinking because bars are just, “too loud.” These are also the kinds of kids who take their own recycling bags to the grocery store and wear practical shoes. They even pride themselves on their ability to knit. Put simply, they are old people trapped in a young person’s body!

That set me thinking about those of us youngsters who are hopelessly trapped in these older bodies. We are “Yoldies,” too! You know who you are: the grandpa who still drives that little, sports car that he can barely bend into, or the arthritic grandma who still prances around town in those death-defying stilettos.

mac lesson

(a 60-something learning how to use his Mac from a 20 something.)

What the young don’t get is that who you are NOW stays with you until your last breath. Don’t believe me? Check out these pictures of a few “oldsters” I captured around town this week. ‘Young’, old folks or ‘old,’ young ones, it’s all the same. The only difference is time.  And boy does it fly when you’re having fun!!!

collander on head

(My husband clowning around with a colander on his head.)

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