The Grey Nomad Happy Hour
A tradition among Grey Nomads is the Happy Hour.
At the end of the day it’s time to share some nibbles, take a little liquid refreshment and share tales and experiences of life on the road, and stories from the past. There are always new people to meet and stories to tell.
Tales Of The Past
Today we spent considerable time reliving the past in terms of the use (or non use) of the telephone. Being in the Grey Nomad age bracket means that are many years of experiences to share. In these days where the mobile phone seems to be everywhere, and it is difficult to escape them, it’s interesting to reflect on the lack of telephones that most of today’s Happy Hour participants experienced in their younger days.
Surprise was expressed at how small businesses could operate with the use of the telephone. The size and operating capabilities of the earlier phones was also discussed.
Now that’s a topic that wee can all share past experiences. Today it was about the foods that our partners prepared, or did not prepare, especially if they did not meet up to the standards set by Mothers or Grandmothers. That particular topic can get a little heated with admissions of not liking the early efforts of partners in their early days together. But we got through the discussion unscathed.
Next time, we will be missing some people who will move on, but with the expressed hope of meeting up in some other part of the country as the Grey Nomad adventure continues. Tomorrow’s Happy Hour will be different, which makes it something to look forward to