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Old 08-30-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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PLEASE REMEMBER THESE "DRESS CODE" RULES AS YOU TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY

Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50, or hovering near 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We are unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to Conform to current fashions. Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:


1. A nose ring and bifocals
2. Spiked hair and bald spots
3. A pierced tongue and dentures
4. Miniskirts and support hose
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads
6. Speedos and cellulite
7. A belly button ring and a gall b ladder surgery scar
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
10. Bikinis and liver spots
11. Short shorts and varicose veins
12. Inline skates and a walker

And last, but not least...my personal favorite

13. Thongs and Depends

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:07 AM   #2
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PLEASE REMEMBER THESE "DRESS CODE" RULES AS YOU TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY

Many of us "Old Folks" (those over 50, WAY over 50, or hovering near 50) are quite confused about how we should present ourselves. We are unsure about the kind of image we are projecting and whether or not we are correct as we try to Conform to current fashions. Despite what you may have seen on the streets, the following combinations DO NOT go together and should be avoided:


1. A nose ring and bifocals
2. Spiked hair and bald spots
3. A pierced tongue and dentures
4. Miniskirts and support hose
5. Ankle bracelets and corn pads
6. Speedos and cellulite
7. A belly button ring and a gall b ladder surgery scar
8. Unbuttoned disco shirts and a heart monitor
9. Midriff shirts and a midriff bulge
10. Bikinis and liver spots
11. Short shorts and varicose veins
12. Inline skates and a walker

And last, but not least...my personal favorite

13. Thongs and Depends

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Old 08-31-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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THE LOVE DRESS

The mother-in-law stopped unexpectedly by the recently married couple's house. She rang the doorbell and stepped into the house. She saw her daughter-in-law standing naked by the door.

"What are you doing?" she asked.

"I'm waiting for my husband to come home from work," the daughter-in-law answered.

"But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed.

"This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained.

"Love dress? But you're naked!"

"My husband loves me to wear this dress! It makes him happy and it makes me happy. I would appreciate it if you would leave because he will be home from work any minute."

The mother-in-law was tired of all this romantic talk and left. On the way home she thought about the love dress. When she got home she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume and waited by the front door. Finally her husband came home. He walked in and saw her standing naked by the door.

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"This is my love dress" she replied.

"Needs ironing." he said.
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Old 08-31-2006, 03:18 PM   #4
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Dress Code

We have certainly become a nation of casual dressers and I don't know when it happened. I guess the lack of a dress code has been a slow progression over the years, but last night at the funeral home, I found myself thinking how nice it was back when everyone would show up for a wake wearing nice clothes.

For some reason it bothered me that people showed up wearing blue jeans and T-Shirt or tank top. It was a very large wake and the number of neckties on men must have been fewer than 5%. More people wore jeans than dress slacks, I actually felt out of place wearing a suit.

Weddings are the same way, people show up wearing whatever they want. Looking at the old pictures in our family album I realized that many years ago, even for family gatherings on special holidays, everyone dressed up.
Have we evolved into a society without style, class, or taste?

Maybe I'm just old and stuffy, but I miss the days when people cared about how they look.
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I agree Jayco. But I will continue to "dress up" for occasions that you mentioned. I have also taught my children (all adults) that it is important to look your best when you are attending these functions, and it is showing respect too. However, sometimes we are the only ones that feel this way.
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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It is ironic that you mentioned this topic as my wife and I were just talking about this recently while out to dinner. Being only 67 I can still vividly remember that when you went out to a nice restaurant on Saturday night she wore a dress and I wore a coat and tie--not so today. In fact here in TN the difference between a "nice" restaurant and an ordinary restaurant is that in the nice one the men most generally take their baseball caps off, Ken,'04 DSDP....
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:20 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jayco1:
Dress Code

We have certainly become a nation of casual dressers and I don't know when it happened. I guess the lack of a dress code has been a slow progression over the years, but last night at the funeral home, I found myself thinking how nice it was back when everyone would show up for a wake wearing nice clothes.

For some reason it bothered me that people showed up wearing blue jeans and T-Shirt or tank top. It was a very large wake and the number of neckties on men must have been fewer than 5%. More people wore jeans than dress slacks, I actually felt out of place wearing a suit.

Weddings are the same way, people show up wearing whatever they want. Looking at the old pictures in our family album I realized that many years ago, even for family gatherings on special holidays, everyone dressed up.
Have we evolved into a society without style, class, or taste?

Maybe I'm just old and stuffy, but I miss the days when people cared about how they look. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well I can echo your feelings, certainly, even though, like you, we're BOTH not TOO old..

I witnessed the same scenarios, per se, back in 1999 during my trip after trip to divorce court with several related proceedings.

I am definately a casual kinda guy much preferring a Tshirt and shorts in the summer and a sweatshirt and jeans in the winter. Gimme my sleep lounge pants around the house.

BUT...I was taught that there are certain times when we should dress up in our "Sunday/Go To meetin' Clothes" and trips to court definately qualify for that.

Every trip I made to court, I made sure I was dressed in a suit and tie, per Momma's teachings as a show of respect for the court, if nothing else..

I was utterly stunned the first trip I made into the courtroom by the t shirts, dirty jeans, and associated like-wear on display by those having business with the court. I was amazed at their callous attitudes, and even more so, by the judge's apparent couldn't care less attitudes about what stood before HER...

I also showed up with my "case" in a briefcase, having thorughly prepared myself while my attorney showed up with nothing more than a manila file folder in his hand.

What was hilarious to me, was during my wait times, I had several different individuals come up to me to ask if I was an attorney and could I speak with them about their situation??

Having heard all the lawyer jokes over the years and even shared a few with my own, I politely informed them, that NO, I was NOT an attorney and left them all scratching their heads when I informed them, jokingly, (not) that I had a REAL job instead of a "lower than whale dung" one...

But I agree with you about how casual America is/has become...I think we both may be a dying breed!
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ABSOLUTELY AGREE!!! Went to church today and my ex Commanding Officer a Retired Coast Guard Captain (O6) was wearing shorts with a draw string and a tee shirt. I told his daughter she should burn her dad's shorts. WHAT IS GOING ON? The military types are taught about respect and proper dressing for each occasion. How can you so casually reject a life time of teaching? My husband was in shirt and tie with sports coat even though we just going home afterwards and mow grass.

I think proper dressing is about respect and showing someone that you think they are special and worth a little exta effort. I gave a retirement party for a friend--I was the only one who dressed up. duh

I don't think I am an old duffer yet, won't be 60 for another 30 days.

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