Angela Mumford
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  • Dorset
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Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"there used to be Working Men's Clubs in NZ - do you have them here?"
Apr 5, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"One of the first things I did when I came over from NZ was to join the WI in Charminster, as well as attend the local church.  My grandchildren went to the village school so I volunteered to teach computer skills.  Later on the school…"
Apr 5, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"all of that sounds really creative and I could see myself joining in a lot being offered.  Not into bingo myself but many people enjoy it! "
Apr 4, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"looking at the activities that are available locally, and the fact that I'm not interested in most of them, has led me to wonder ... I have never really enjoyed card games and find the waiting about for someone to make a move incredibly…"
Apr 4, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"Actually I enjoy my own company and always have a lot to occupy my time... writing on the laptop takes it to a new level! I used to have my own studio in NZ but now have a limited area in which to paint.  However it is quite fun to enhance…"
Apr 3, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"how nice...I lived in a 200 year old cottage in North Street for about 14 years.  It cuddled me, but had to leave it after I had my stroke and now live in a modern apartment block overlooking parkland and Herrison House. I came to Dorset from…"
Apr 3, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"I live in Charlton Down, a 20C purpose made village in the grounds of Herrison Hospital that was made into luxury flats after it was closed in the '60s.  The village has a Londis convenience shop, a gym and health spa in the old chapel, a…"
Apr 3, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"no Michael I'm definitely not...  I'm not really a political person but have an interest in its effects on society.  "
Jan 30, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"by adopting the philosophy of spending your way out of a recession and using the pension scheme as a prop for questionable investments resulting in the bust.  It all started out in a response to the Great Depression and a philanthropic view…"
Jan 30, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"well, looking at the model that Morrison put in place, Ayn Rand and her cohorts suggested that spending money would help to automatically level off the shortfall... and create a balanced economy. Unfortunately the country's pension investments…"
Jan 30, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"yes I realise what you mean....  I suppose inflation might be even higher than it is now if people had spending power.  However, inflation was very low when people were buying a lot in the boom years, so how do you explain that?  It…"
Jan 29, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"thanks.... actually the idea that unemployment keeps inflation down does not seem to hold true now does it, because inflation is going up.... I know in the 70's in New Zealand we experienced a similar slump and the philosophy was to subsidise…"
Jan 29, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"and they all lived happily ever after...:))"
Jan 29, 2012
Angela Mumford replied to Justine Jones's discussion How old are 'older people'?
"I thought it highly likely that when my children's generation, who did away with the establishment, got to their 50's, they would start agitating for provision for their old age.  There are a lot of them, so no doubt they will be…"
Dec 2, 2011
Angela Mumford replied to Justine Jones's discussion How old are 'older people'?
"shame isnt it...I got old overnight when I had a stroke at 78.... I didnt  notice either, but other people did.... and when the doctor referred me to the Elderly Person's Clinic I thought "that's for old people, when did that…"
Nov 29, 2011
Angela Mumford replied to Grey Pride's discussion Older people in big houses - selfish?
"I used to wonder why some old people like rattling around in three bedroom homes on their own until it came to having to move myself.  It isnt because you dont want to move, its the logistics of doing so - all that sorting and packing and…"
Nov 29, 2011

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It is interesting that the fifty-somethings now are being accused of what went wrong over the last five decades according to the comment made on my blog.  My daughter's generation was the one that challenged the establishment, threw out old moral concepts and disregarded the older generation's values.  It was largely spawned by the philosophy that humans were innately selfish and allowed to go their own way, society would eventually stabilise itself, which it did for a while. (See…

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Posted on June 20, 2011 at 18:59

stereotypes

 

I am 82 this year and all through my life our generation has been forgotten.  We were born in the Great Depression and our parents were wrapped up in a struggle for survival then.  Next were the war years and the same thing happened.  When I was in my teens I left school to look after my baby sister while mother went to work.  I did not have a teenage, as such and was sent out to work when I was 15 to help towards the family upkeep.  Any ambitions I had were disregarded. At the time…

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Posted on June 18, 2011 at 11:33 — 2 Comments

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At 14:02 on April 2, 2012, Kathryn said…

Hello Angela

I hope you are well.

I thought I'd send you a quick message to draw your attention to a new topic I've just posted about community resources as I think you'd have some good thoughts to share on the topic!

I'm looking to encourage us all to discuss local resources and community events, and as quite an active member of the site I was wondering if there any local projects in your area you'd like to tell people about? You can see my post and reply to it here.

Look forward to hearing from you

Kathryn

At 8:57 on August 17, 2011, Grey Pride said…
At 9:51 on June 20, 2011, Grey Pride said…

Welcome to Grey Pride Angela!

Thank you for showing your support for this campaign and for your thought-provoking blog entry. We want everyone to discuss the issues this campaign raises - it is great to hear what you have to say!

 
 
 

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