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#366304 - Fri Jun 08 2007 06:06 PM Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
GrandmaHippie Offline
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Registered: Thu May 17 2007
Posts: 41
Loc: Michigan USA
Hi All,
Just wondering if there is anyone out there over fifty. I am 51. Seen some of pics, and a couple of you may be. I found this website about five years or so ago and started playing the games. I have only posted maybe two or three times though. Since the time I found this website, we have moved and I haven't got on the website much until maybe a month or so ago.

I love my husband of almost 33 years, my two kids, my three grandkids, ages 6, 7, and 13 and Trivia Games.

I am not really a 'newbie' to this site but I feel like one.
I would like to figure out some quizzes to post on here. I have already printed out the guidelines. I love music from the past, like Melanie Safka, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Mama's and The Papa's and the 'folk songs' from the 60's. Yeah that's me, stuck in the 60's. I got my 'nick name', Grandma Hippie, from my granddaughter, the 13 year old, a couple of years ago. She loves telling everyone that her Grandpa and Grandma are Hippies. It's only because of the way we look and the music we listen to (which she really likes),that she calls us that. No, we do not do drugs or anything like that.

I just wanted to introduce myself and like I already said, was wondering if there was anyone as old as I out there

Take Care, and Stay Safe,
Grandma Hippie
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#366305 - Fri Jun 08 2007 06:25 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
satguru Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 17 2000
Posts: 7654
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Not over 50, but hang about a couple of years and...

I've already introduced myself in the music thread, and I also like Harry Chapin and especially the Mammas and the Papas, and the Seekers. Peter Paul and Mary, The Spinners and all the other folk stuff of the time. Glad there are a few of us left, I was only little at the time but it made me what I am today. We are keeping a little of it alive and long may it last!
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#366306 - Fri Jun 08 2007 11:29 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
Copago Offline
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Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
Welcome Grandma Hippie There's a pretty big range of ages here - you certainly won't be the oldest.

The others would come and introduce themselves but they're probably having their afternoon naps ...

Just kidding! Hope you are comfortable here and will join in the conversations.

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#366307 - Sat Jun 09 2007 05:01 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
sue943 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37389
Loc: Jersey
Channel Islands    
I have just had a look at our Age/Gender poll and of those who have registered on the poll, 22% are over 50 and 47% are over 40. You are in the right place. We outlaw things such as chatspeak and other things we more mature members are not comfortable with, flaming, profanity, the use all all lowercase/uppercase. Welcome to your new home.

Age/Gender poll
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#366308 - Sat Jun 09 2007 07:02 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14480
Loc: North West of England
A warm welcome to the forums
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#366309 - Sat Jun 09 2007 07:25 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
ktstew Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 18 2005
Posts: 8717
Loc: Arkansas USA
Hello GrandmaHippie.

It's true there are a lot of us folkie, over fifty relics out here. I received my first AARP card last week, in fact.
Nice to have you here.
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#366310 - Sun Jun 10 2007 06:45 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
romeomikegolf Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 07 2004
Posts: 4875
Loc: Rothwell Northants England UK 
Hello GrandmaHippie from another over 50. Okay guys, so now I've admitted it.
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#366311 - Sun Jun 10 2007 06:51 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12428
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
I must admit , I might be slightly over 50... welcome, you teenybopper you!
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#366312 - Sun Jun 10 2007 06:56 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
romeomikegolf Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 07 2004
Posts: 4875
Loc: Rothwell Northants England UK 
Looking at the latest results for the age/gender poll, and doing a bit of number crunching, the average age group is 51 to 60. This makes me feel right at home.
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#366313 - Sun Jun 10 2007 07:11 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
lynn-ann Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 21 2006
Posts: 3822
Loc: Cape Town South Africa     
Hi GrandmaHippie. I'm not over 50, or even over 40 but one day I will be. Does that count?
Anyway welcome to the forums from South Africa.

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#366314 - Mon Jun 11 2007 07:41 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
GrandmaHippie Offline
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Registered: Thu May 17 2007
Posts: 41
Loc: Michigan USA
Thanks to all of you for your very kind words. I'm going to check back at Fun Trivia alot more often than I have in the past. It seems like a nice place to 'hang out'.
Take Care All !!
Grandma Hippie
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#366315 - Mon Jun 11 2007 08:13 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
sue943 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Dec 19 1999
Posts: 37389
Loc: Jersey
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Quote:

I must admit , I might be slightly over 50...




Slightly? You always did say that maths was a not a strong subject for you!
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#366316 - Mon Jun 11 2007 08:55 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
romeomikegolf Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 07 2004
Posts: 4875
Loc: Rothwell Northants England UK 
Meeowww!
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#366317 - Mon Jun 11 2007 12:15 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
lady1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Posts: 20697
Loc: Gauteng South Africa          
Welcome GranmaHippie! If you were a year younger you would be able to join all those FT's who are turning 50 this year - like me.
It is refreshing to see there are so many 'old' computer literate people out there.

And Sue, Ren does not look more than slightly older than 50! Off to have my eyes tested.
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#366318 - Mon Jun 11 2007 08:12 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22252
Loc: Ontario Canada
Welcome! I'm another over 50 (and if you've seen my photo in the Scrapbook you might have noticed the grey hair) who feels right at home here. I think we're all pretty young at heart.

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#366319 - Tue Jun 12 2007 02:22 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
bionic4ever Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 07 2006
Posts: 2321
Loc: Chocolate City Wisconsin�USA
Hi, Grandma Hippie! I'm not over 50, but I'm over 40. I love Harry Chapin; even wrote a couple of quizzes about his music. Welcome to the forums!
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#366320 - Tue Jun 12 2007 04:18 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
TabbyTom Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 17 2001
Posts: 8450
Loc: Hastings Sussex England UK    
Hi, GrandmaHippie. I think you’ll find plenty of us so-called “silver surfers” here. I turned sixty a couple of years ago, and I find the site a great place. Stay with us and have fun.
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#366321 - Tue Jun 12 2007 04:41 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
Fearnhill Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 11 2007
Posts: 13
Loc: Kent England UK        
Dear Grandma Hippie
I am a brand-new member and this is my first contribution.You are a juvenile - I'm over 70 but have enough marbles left to enjoy all sorts of puzzles and still beat all my daughters and sons-in law (3 of each) at crosswords, though my oldest grandson (15)beats me at sudoku. I'm specially interested in the Bookworm forums.
Fearnhill

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#366322 - Tue Jun 12 2007 05:47 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
Posts: 123698
Loc: Canton
Ohio USA    
Hiya Grandma Hippie . Another in the "Fifty" club here. They let us stay after a certain age around the place. And, yep, we even get to talk about Harry Chapin, actually seeing The Beatles on Ed Sullivan etc. It's a lovely and tolerant bunch around here ....
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#366323 - Tue Jun 12 2007 06:44 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
cinnam0n Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 02 2004
Posts: 6736
Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Welcome, Grandma Hippie! I've got another two months of being 49, but then I'll be in the club. You are in grand company!

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#366324 - Tue Jun 12 2007 08:37 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22252
Loc: Ontario Canada
I should add that my mother, DollyDaydream, is 88. She only plays quizzes occasionally, but loves the fact that she can. If I could ever get her to sign up for the Forums too, she'd want to talk about Perry Como and Doris Day

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#366325 - Tue Jun 12 2007 03:35 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
Copago Offline
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Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
I would take Perry Como and Doris Day over Tim Curry any time!

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#366326 - Wed Jun 13 2007 03:10 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
Camuslu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 11 2007
Posts: 7
Loc: Shanghai, China
It's really excellent to see some grandmaly quizzers here on this website.
Say...I'm from China and always get appealed to the age of hyper-residents in the States and other occidental countries.
Yet if your grandkids are also quizzers, I'd love to be their friends


Edited by sue943 to remove reference to age.


Edited by sue943 (Wed Jun 13 2007 04:01 AM)

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#366327 - Tue Jun 19 2007 04:12 AM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
delboy22 Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 19 2007
Posts: 1309
Loc: Dijon France via S Wales UK
Nice to know that I am nowhere near the oldest member here, but yes, I am also over 50 - although my dear old Mum always said I stopped growing up at around 8 years old! lol

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#366328 - Fri Jun 22 2007 10:24 PM Re: Anyone Out There Over 50, Like Me???
irishroots Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 22 2007
Posts: 4
Loc: Frankfort Indiana USA
Hi! I'm 54 and I just found the forum this week while I've been on vacation. I really love the quizzes and stuff and it's nice to know I can talk to people my own age and not someone worrying about what Britney Spears is up to.

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