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    The photos are of Dot Cotton/Branning from Eastenders. She's still in it after many years. God love her, she's a UK soap icon! Will be killed off eventually but for now she's still going. In real life the actress, June Brown, is much more sophisticated! She still smokes in the show as she always has done

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    I love that older woman like ny nan had clothes that they kept for decades. The clothes my grandma had were made by seamstresses not sweatshops, good quality fabrics, laundered and stored properly. I personally think that in the age of disposable fashion we could all learn something from older women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Those things are just a fad. They'll never last. I'm sticking to my washboard thanks very much!
    Lol. I talk to older people every day about how they manage at home and we ask them if they manage doing their own washing and so many of them say "oh yes, I have an automatic washing machine". It would never have occured to me that in 2014 they would have anything other than an automatic washing machine... Although some are still using a twin tub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    I love that older woman like ny nan had clothes that they kept for decades. The clothes my grandma had were made by seamstresses not sweatshops, good quality fabrics, laundered and stored properly. I personally think that in the age of disposable fashion we could all learn something from older women.

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    I agree, when my beautiful nanna passed away in 2002 we found dozens of beautiful outfits from Myer still with the tags on. I kept some of them, just because they remind me so much of her. Definitely very different to the poor quality stuff on offer nowadays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I agree, when my beautiful nanna passed away in 2002 we found dozens of beautiful outfits from Myer still with the tags on. I kept some of them, just because they remind me so much of her. Definitely very different to the poor quality stuff on offer nowadays!

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    Yep. When we moved my nan put of her house she had 3 large wardrobes full of clothes, shoes, bags etc. It was all good stuff too. Even in the nursing home other residents had 2 dresses and my nan the clothes horse had so many clothes she broke the rail in the wardrobe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    Hehe I made my mum a grandma at 36, she had 2 grandkids before 40. Now at 43 she is a grandma to 5!

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    OMG when I'm 43 I'll have a 5 year old, can't even imagine having grandkids, let alone 5 of them at this age. I'm actually not sure if this makes me feel old or young. Old I think.

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    Oh let me tell you they do stink!! Especially when attending a funeral and all the oldies whip out their "black funeral attire"
    Smelt it first hand at my grandmas funeral last month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Nette View Post
    OMG when I'm 43 I'll have a 5 year old, can't even imagine having grandkids, let alone 5 of them at this age. I'm actually not sure if this makes me feel old or young. Old I think.
    My step dads mum became a great grandmother in her early 50's.... and I just realised my husband is only 13 years younger than my mum

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Lol. I talk to older people every day about how they manage at home and we ask them if they manage doing their own washing and so many of them say "oh yes, I have an automatic washing machine". It would never have occured to me that in 2014 they would have anything other than an automatic washing machine... Although some are still using a twin tub.

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    Don't knock the twin tub. I would use one if they made them big enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvs View Post
    Those things are just a fad. They'll never last. I'm sticking to my washboard thanks very much!
    I know a 78 year old lady who washes her son's undies by hand....amongst well as most of her clothes. She doesn't trust the washing machine lol.

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