Let's show the whippersnappers what we are made of!

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SarsonsWine Fri 16-Apr-21 10:15:07

If you are an older MNer let's show them that we are about more than knitting with shreddies and sitting watching daytime TV.

What have you done that they wouldn't think we did?


Protested at Greenham Common
Travelled in the 1970s as a single adult working my way round the world (like my mother who did the same thing in the 1950s)
Started a career in IT in the 1970s
Worked on projects with MPs in the early 1980s including one which a member of the royal family was heavily involved with.

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121hugsneeded Fri 16-Apr-21 10:24:36

I've been part of personal VIP protection teams that have quashed several kidnap attempts and can drive cars in close convey and can still put a larger person on their arse in hand to hand combat despite being only 5'3" . I'm a really life gran too.

Maireas Fri 16-Apr-21 10:30:46

Protested at Greenham Common
Went on Reclaim the Night marches
Travelled around the Soviet Union
Visited East Germany
Learned computing in the early 80s, started a job in 2006 and a young colleague asked me if I knew how to use a computer hmm

Maireas Fri 16-Apr-21 10:31:46

ps I am *not *here because of Gransnet

SarsonsWine Fri 16-Apr-21 10:45:07


ps I am *not *here because of Gransnet

I've never even looked at Gransnet, why would I?

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Maireas Fri 16-Apr-21 10:49:32

Nope. Me neither.

AliceBlueGown Fri 16-Apr-21 10:56:59

Travelled alone in the 1980's - settling for a while in the Bahama's. Worked hard, travelled, lived in different places...also I am still working and enjoying life. I have looked at gransnet - but decided to stay here.

121hugsneeded Sat 17-Apr-21 07:59:56

There's a gransnet ??

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