Who You Calling Old Hodgepodge

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We had to have the “we were here” photo taken! This door is in Stow on the Wold in the greater Cotswold area of England. This door is at the back of the Parish Church of St. Edward built within the 11th and 15th century.

Jo From This Side of the Pond has some ‘old’ questions for us this week. Click over to join in.

1. How would you define ‘old’? At what age is someone old? 

I define old as ten years older than me. The older I get the older ‘old’ becomes. I only feel old when I look in the mirror or try to stand up off the couch. 🙂

2. A place you’ve been that’s old? Tell us something about your visit there. 

Jolly Old England. Oh how I hope to be able to enjoy that land at least once more in my lifetime. There is something old around every corner…really old. Ancient doors and hall ways. Old majestic cathedrals. Cobblestones and thatched roofs. The oldest pub or Inn in all of England. Many pubs and Inns claim that fame. Old church yards and graveyards and churches.

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3. Something you miss about the ‘good old days’? When were they anyway? 

I’ll pick the ‘good ole days’ before computers and cell phones. The days where you had to catch up with a letter or have a long catch up conversation after church or on the phone. When you got information by reading the newspaper. The days when you actually got news during the news hour and not just opinions and made up stuff.

4. In what way are you a ‘chip off the old block’? Or if you’d rather, in what way is your child a ‘chip off the old block’? 

I have some chips off both blocks. Our dear mom would get inspirations to do things and have to scramble to gather up the materials and get er done. I do the same. Our dear old pop had to be on time or early to events and made sure to leave the house in plenty of time to get there. My Dear always makes the comment to me when I say ‘time to go’; “okay Moisi”.

photo credit: Jeremy Leffel

5. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale…choose an ‘old’ phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain. 

“Don’t guilt trip me.” It’s the way of some leaders and media and general population right now. It’s divisive and I don’t like it. When my head hits the pillow each night I want to have a clear conscience. It’s most important for me to have a clear conscience before God. That’s the best way for me not to suffer from someone trying to impose a guilt trip upon me.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Speaking of England let’s not forget about the delightful world of Beatrix Potter.

gloucester cathedral 029-001We knew about this shop in Gloucester and were determined to visit it while we were in Gloucester 41 years after I started my collection. We were there in 2014.

gloucester cathedral 030There are lots of shops relating to Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit in England.

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Happy middle of September everyone. Next week…Glorious Fall begins!

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Who You Calling Old Hodgepodge

  1. I enjoyed your answers and your photos. I would so love to visit that Beatrix Potter shop but most likely I’ll never be in England. Thanks for sharing your photos so I could enjoy it.

  2. I appreciated your answer to #5.. so very true.
    I am a fan of Beatrix Potter too. My son Sam, loved the The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, we gifted him one of the little books like in your photo.

  3. I hope I get a return trip too : ) Old takes on a whole new meaning there! Stow on the Wold…I love it, love the Cotswolds, the charm, the beauty, the stone…hubs worked in Oxford which is the edge of the Cotswolds and we spent a lot of time exploring that part of England. Have a good day!

  4. Going to the Lake District to Beatrix Potter’s home is high on my list, if not number one on my list. Have you heard of Susan Branch? She has a blog and books about her travels in England. I enjoy reading because I spent 11 years of my childhood there. The Beatrix Potter shop looks adorable, how lucky to have been.

  5. Oh yes – I certainly relate to your answer to #1! Jolly “old” England was on our bucket list and we had tickets to go just BC (before covid)! I’m afraid we won’t be going but so thankful for the travelling we did do when we had the chance!

  6. Love your answers and your photos!!! Though I do love internet because I love the access and the way it has helped me stay in touch with family and friends I might have lost contact with. But there are some things I don’t like about it.

  7. It is funny how “old” keeps getting older. It’s all perspective, isn’t it? I share a love for Beatrix Potter. I have many happy memories of reading her stories to my wee ones. (Now I feel “old”!)

    Almost fall . . . and I am ready!!

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