This blog was motivated by someone commenting on Facebook that some elderly people may put the clocks the wrong way with daylight savings stopping.
It is time for Elders Liberation!
In the 1970’s I was in Women’s liberation”.
Women had no rights and no status.
Ones status came from one’s husband.
All women were expected to be virgins and all men were expected to be promiscuous.
I never understood how that worked?!
Before the Industrial Revolution one’s status went up with one’s age.
Elders were respected!
Post-Industrial Revolution we see new things as good and old things as no good and this transfers to people.
My generation brought about changes for the better. Equality for the sexes
Equal rights for Afro -Americans; indigenous Americans and our indigenous Australians.
Acceptance of non-heterosexual preferences.
Rights for people with disabilities.
And there is more.
We were “The Flower Power” generation yet I notice young people think we know nothing of sex.
Remember you will all be old one day unless you don’t live that long.
Fortunately, where I live most shop staff are respectful to the elderly because there is a large majority of retirees here.
Lately if someone patronises me I have started saying to “I am old not stupid!”
I decided to include pictures of older actors that I admire.
I only chose four and there are many more.
Seeing Goldie Hawn’s picture remined me –
In the 1980’s the mother of one of our residents told me that I looked like a young Goldie Hawn.
I never understood why she said this because Goldie and myself would have only been in our thirties then. And Goldie is only a few years older than me.
Happy Easter to everyone—even you young ones.
With no disrespect to JC —
All church festivals were once pagan festivals.
Easter being spring equinox dedicated to the goddess Eostar
The wheel of the year from my Book of Shadows: (Which I started in 1983 so this book is old)