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#31 of 50 Old 12-18-2012, 12:03 AM
 
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I like granny panties, too- just can't handle a wedgie anymore. My 16 yr old DD is a total granny, and always has been. Definitely not in the hipster sense: more in the so uncool it's endearing sense. She loves the Victorian nightgowns, wears cardigan sweaters all the time, warm or cool weather, and is frequently known to sport a shower cap or hairnet... She's also a great knitter and cat lover. It's very cute watching her grow up as a perpetual old lady. smile.gif
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this is interesting. i cant wear granny panties. i did have some after my c-section and i guess i might still have a pair or two leftover from then. 

 

the thing is i am short that the panties almost reach my bra line. anything above my belly button and i feel suffocated. 

 

i have the same issue with pants. i always wear low waist. i had a pair of high waist dress pants, and i just could not be comfortable in them. 

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My long hair is always up in a bun, with pretty hairsticks or combs.  Does that count as a granny trait?

 

The thing I got from my own grandma is frugality. :) We can mend almost anything and find use for almost anything.  Although we don't really need to be so frugal, I enjoy having this habit.


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My long hair is always up in a bun, with pretty hairsticks or combs.  Does that count as a granny trait?

not necessarily. depends on the bun and how you wear it. smile.gif what looks chic on one could totally look granny on the other. i know people like that - those who would make sack clothes appear chic. their messy hair would appear chic. 


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My grandmother wore pants, smoke, gambled, drank, and drove way too damn fast.  I enjoy all of those things as well... although the Benson and Hedges are on the back burner for a while. 

 

Oh... I like fruitcake.  Barmbrack, to be specific, and it's that time of year to make it!  eat.gif

I like the dog shows on TV.  I like the hounds. 

I wear sweaters in 80 degree weather.

The first thing people hear when stepping into my house is:  "Didja eat yet?" and so help me, if the answer is no, you will sit and you will eat.

I collect bunny figurines.  There are multiple bunnies in the front of my house, and dozens of bunnies on display in the dining room.  I love a bunny.

I complain about the quality of produce at the supermarket.

 

I'm sure there is more.

Hahaha are you me??? Everything on this list I do, down to the bunnies! Our babies were born in the year of the bunny according to the Chinese zodiac, you know.


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I indulge a handful of my old fashioned likes, here!

I love underwear that comes up to my waist but the skinny jeans need something lower.. I guess I'll have to try a few pair of modern panties soon.
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I don't know. I didn't really know my grandmothers so I couldn't say what they liked or if they really would have done things differently if they could.

 

I like wearing clothing actually appropriate for the weather or task and I imagine previous generations did that more than many people seem to do today.

 

I don't have a cell phone and don't want one.

AND I have a BIG rotary phonebag.gif

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ooooooooh i would LOVE one. i miss them. 


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I love this thread so much! heartbeat.gif

 

I love to embroider tea towels. I'm a gardener. I don't care what anyone says about turtlenecks, I love them. I like corny Christmas socks...and music. I love the Andrews Sisters. Butter Pecan is my favorite flavor of ice cream. I wear sweaters all year round. Big, cable knit ones. My house is so shabby chic it's not even funny. My own grandmother and I share clothes and decorating ideas.


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I indulge a handful of my old fashioned likes, here!
I love underwear that comes up to my waist but the skinny jeans need something lower.. I guess I'll have to try a few pair of modern panties soon.

My family has always made pilgrimage to the Vermont Country Store in Weston on Columbus Day ever since I was born!


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Hahaha are you me??? Everything on this list I do, down to the bunnies! Our babies were born in the year of the bunny according to the Chinese zodiac, you know.

 

 

I did know that, and I like it!  I sometimes call her "my little bunny rabbit". 

We may not be the very same person, but we are both clearly very awesome!  thumb.gif


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I love to embroider tea towels. 

shyingViolet - is your avatar an embroidery you did?

 

i love lace and embroidery (not for me to do them, but someone elses work). i love handkerchiefs yikes.gif - not so much to use but to have a piece of beauty with me.

 

i dont usually like simple classic lines. i love flowing lines, almost clutter - where homes are concerned.  


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shyingViolet - is your avatar an embroidery you did?

 

i love lace and embroidery (not for me to do them, but someone elses work). i love handkerchiefs yikes.gif - not so much to use but to have a piece of beauty with me.

 

i dont usually like simple classic lines. i love flowing lines, almost clutter - where homes are concerned.  

It's not, but I'm considering doing one like it! I love handkerchiefs, too. Although I have a chronic runny nose and they usually get used!


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I love this thread too. It's funny because dh is always making fun of my grandma sweaters. He says I dress just like his mother.

 

My secret granny likes:

 

-Cardigans/Knit sweaters and coats

-embroidery, knitting, sewing (although I'm just learning to do these things I've always wanted to)

-Mary Jane shoes/Keds

- PBS

-Gardening

 

 I need lots of sleep and I take a multivitamin every day. I also have asthma so I carry my inhaler and allergy meds everywhere. I have wide flat feet so i need to wear flats/ orthopedic looking shoes...I'm only 27 but feel like such a granny and a nerd...lol

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-embroidery, knitting, sewing (although I'm just learning to do these things I've always wanted to)

-Mary Jane shoes/Keds

 

 

I can combine those two! Somewhere I have a knitting pattern for the most adorable MaryJane slippers for babies. I think it's in an Erica Knight or Zoe Mellor book of knitting patterns for babies and tots. Need to find an adult version, lol! 

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-embroidery, knitting, sewing (although I'm just learning to do these things I've always wanted to)
-Mary Jane shoes/Keds

I can combine those two! Somewhere I have a knitting pattern for the most adorable MaryJane slippers for babies. I think it's in an Erica Knight or Zoe Mellor book of knitting patterns for babies and tots. Need to find an adult version, lol! 

Erica Knight definitely does one. I made several pairs when I was pregnant with my first daughter. You could probably enlarge them for adult feet :-)

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My mother (72) and I have several of the same pairs of shoes. I love an early bedtime!

I take probably 30-40 vitamin pills in a day.

I nearly always wear my hair in a bun.

I mostly closely identify with the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey.

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