Vintage lessonsWhen you spend a lot of time around older people, you pick up their quirky little older people mannerisms. And their lingo. And their habits. My Nana was a big influence on me and Girl Child, and like most of her silver-haired compadres, she was distrustful of a lot of newfangled concepts and ideas, so we grew up under the auspices of old-school thinking.
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Now that I'm a grown-up and mom myself, I appreciate her teachings more, even though, to borrow one of her own sayings, I've had to learn to "eat the meat and throw away the bones" on some things. I probably haven't worn a slip or a pair of pantyhose since the second Bush administration because I vowed, when I got older, that that would be one of the first of Nana's insistences to go. Most of her old school ways are, well, old-let's call them "vintage"-but they're still effectually relevant.
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