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Really Stupid Injury

It’s quite unique the sight really, my grandparents’ place.

For some reason it feels like they’re starting to get a lot less common, old people who don’t at all move with the times. Then again, I don’t see a lot of old people in my life (yet), so what do I know? Still, I’ve seen nothing quite like my grandparents. Aside from an HD television, there isn’t much in their house that stands out as modern. Quite the opposite, most of their furniture, decoration and belongings can be considered antique!

They’re old-fashioned people too, but what did you expect. They live in a relatively small, largely religious town. Not many pushes for change occur there, much less come to shove. Still, their living room is a sight to behold. Nearly identical to how I experienced it crawling around as a toddler. Except nowadays it feels even more ancient, in a classy way.

As much as I love sleek, modern interior design, there’s something inherently homey about older-than-vintage style like that. Sure, modern living spaces can be really comfy, but it’ll never remind you of the smell of grandmothers.

Does that sound weird? It probably does, but I’m fairly sure it’s a relatable weird.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 07/12/2016 (7:08 PM)

    That’s not weird at all. I love going to my grandparents’ house because it’s like stepping back via time machine and reliving old, pleasant memories.

    I will say, though, the other day on an airplane I sat next to an 80 year old man who was on his brand new smartphone the whole time. He was flicking and swiping and tapping like a pro. Gaming, listening to music, watching videos. It was pretty damn impressive.

  • 04/12/2016 (5:19 PM)

    Time moves differently when you’re young and when you’re old.

    I am sure that when I am old, a young person will come to my house and think, “That piece of trash has been sitting in that corner my whole life,” when it’s really just a matter of my being too lazy to pick it up.

    Grandparents’ houses are special for that reason, though.

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