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How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284461 Odsox
Wed May 13, 2015 11:24 am

.... when your granddaughters voting card arrives in the morning post !! :shock:

Sundry twinges and the need for regular sit downs is one thing, but when your grandchildren start to become over eighteen is quite another. :pale:

For non-Irish members, we have a referendum next week.
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284462 ina
Wed May 13, 2015 3:18 pm

Well, if I'd ever got round to having a family, I suppose I could be a great-grandmother by now... If I'd started early enough. But I didn't. :iconbiggrin:

So, excuse my ignorance, what's this referendum about? (Yes, I know, I'm sure BBC online would help me with that, too! But sometimes it's nice to hear personal comments, too. :wink: )
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284466 diggernotdreamer
Wed May 13, 2015 3:33 pm

we Brits can't vote, but one is for allowing Gay people to get married and the other is to reduce the age limit for running for President to 21

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Post: #284467 Odsox
Wed May 13, 2015 4:48 pm

I can't vote either, but the grandchildren were born here so are Irish citizens (or could have dual citizenship if they wanted)
Another thing, it's a job to believe we moved here 21 years ago, although we're still blow-ins of course.
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Post: #284469 diggernotdreamer
Wed May 13, 2015 9:56 pm

Time does fly, it is quite scary, we have been here nearly 7 years and it seems like yesterday we moved over, apart from the fact it is getting harder to get up in the mornings and everything takes more effort, creak, groan

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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284471 ina
Thu May 14, 2015 7:29 am

diggernotdreamer wrote:we Brits can't vote, but one is for allowing Gay people to get married and the other is to reduce the age limit for running for President to 21


Ah, thanks. I couldn't vote last week, either - I'm also a "newcomer". I moved here 18 years ago...
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284483 doofaloofa
Fri May 15, 2015 8:12 pm

You need to get out to night clubs more Tony

And take some selfies or something
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284486 Odsox
Sat May 16, 2015 8:11 am

Well I would, but nightclubs don't open their doors until well after my bedtime. :lol:
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284496 mamos
Mon May 18, 2015 7:21 am

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I have never understood what business it is of the gooberment to interfere with gay marriage or any marriage.
Surely they have more important things they should be concentrating on like ruining the country or something.
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284499 doofaloofa
Mon May 18, 2015 9:48 am

Unfortunately there is a constitutional problem with any correction of the law to be practically possible, and the Constitution can only be altered via referenda

All the political parties are on the Yes side, it's just the loony religious nut bags who want a no vote

They are on the whole older and thus more likely to vote. So it's by no means a done deal unfortunately
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284561 sleepyowl
Tue May 26, 2015 9:17 am

Well it came to pass that gay marriage is now legal there too, Ireland feel proud of yourself. I found out about it at Birmingham Pride, where it also appears I now have a nickname of Big Daddy Rob by the former Aston LGBT+ society, I thought about it & realised I was actually old enough to be some of the students dads legally, that makes me feel old.
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Re: How to make you feel old ...

Post: #284563 Flo
Tue May 26, 2015 2:03 pm

I'd have been more worried about being called big as it has all sorts of implications from tall to rotund. :mrgreen: But at least rotund is curable, old is possibly not. :mrgreen:


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