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Old 01-02-2008, 05:15 PM   #15
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I was tought when I was growing up, to be very respectful of my elders - that ment anyone older than myself. They at least deseved that much respect.

Therefore, may I suggest you just call them "Sir" and "Ma'am"
and possibly try to show them the respect they deserve.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #16
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Would Geezers work as a title for the folks you describe?
I resemble that remarkand if anyone goes around calling me sir I always look to see whose behind me.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:31 PM   #17
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I was also taught to use 'sir' & 'mam'. You have no idea how much ribbing I took at our laid back high school where kids called the 'cool' teachers by their firstnames.

I think whenever you start trying to label people you get in trouble, because you might accidentally lump people together without actually getting to know them. I've met a LOT of really nice folks in the club!
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:43 PM   #18
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How about "The Kids"

Seeing as my parents and grandparents (the ones who are still around) wish they were all kids again, why not call our elders "The Kids". I think it fits wonderfully without disrespecting them.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #19
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The "Silver Streamers" seems sensible as a moniker for the folks that have what most of us will be lucky to have- Silver hair and a Silver lair.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:09 PM   #20
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Seeing as my parents and grandparents (the ones who are still around) wish they were all kids again, why not call our elders "The Kids". I think it fits wonderfully without disrespecting them.
Great First Post - Welcome to the AirForums. I know a few Seniors that qualify for that title.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #21
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It's an unnecessary and somewhat artificial distinction. Why divide a common bond? We're all fellow Airstream enthusiasts under the (sometimes all too thin) aluminum skin.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:17 PM   #22
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I liked Lawrence Welk as a kid and I still like his reruns. I've been a rank amateur singer in choirs all my life and, to this day, can appreciate the difficulty of performing on stage and getting people to applaud your performance.

I wish I had Mr Welk's attitude; he made millions of people smile and he made millions of dollars in the process, the American way!
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:29 PM   #23
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Rivet Not so sure about the Ancients

I don’t think they should be called Ancients until I am convinced that they can build a Stargate and associated technologies.

Besides, what would Myron Floren think?
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #24
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PS no matter how old I get I will never be "a Lawrence Welk type".
You may never be a Lawrence Welk type, but when we get to that age, the young folks may be referring to us as "those (insert here - Rolling Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Acid Rocker etc.) type and with the same inflection!. Don't forget, we will be "that generation" at some point if we are fortunate enough! I hope I make it.
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I donít think they should be called Ancients until I am convinced that they can build a Stargate and associated technologies.
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My gosh, It's happening...... As time passes I find a inexplicable attraction to accordians, polkas, ledderhosen and yodeling. And those Lennon sisters are hot.
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Oh, oh, if we are going to start labeling folks I'm in great personal trouble.

What will I be labeled? Chubbier than I would like late fifties. Suddenly and disappointingly dependant on my wife and friends for transportation. Wish I had enough hair to look like it's gray. Like music - it doesn't matter by who or when it was made, I enjoy good music. I struggle with rap though (had to point that out). OMG, I sound like those people who are in their late seventies and eighties all of a sudden. I must admit I do look forward to my Blue Beret but only to see who lives nearby that may have joined.

I find it appealing that these folks have kept alive and for a long time nurtured the club so that it is still alive today for us to take on. Somewhere along the way some of them have had a disconnect with the younger generations who are coming on stream but that is only a time issue and as the clock ticks those issues disappear. Very few clubs have survived 50 plus years so these folks haven't done too bad a job. When the time comes those of this generation willing to take up the torch and evolve it to suit the new expectations of the majority of participating members will at least have a functioning, and for the most part vibrant, organization to remodel.

I do like the "kids" one only because I hope someone will think of me again that way.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:22 AM   #28
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Lipets, I'm sure there is more than a little humor in your post.
Dave, of course there was humor to the suggestion.

I wasn't trying to group anyone who was just per say "older" I was trying to group the IBT, the Rulers etc.

I said " I thought it would fitting when referring to those WBCCI RULERS ."

Those rulers who are set in their ways.
Those rulers who run the club in military fashion
Those unit leaders that tell members their kids are too noisy, please don't return to the next event with them.
I can go on with this list....

I was at Perry, saw the process.

Those of you who didn't see it first hand IMO Ancients, describe the Rulers very well.

I think it time for a major change, I believe it will not happen on the path the ancients are on.

If new blood with new ideas don't get elected to run the Wbcci it be no longer.
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