Golden Girls....and Family

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    Oct 17, 2009 3:40 PM GMT
    A show about 4 women who become roomates later on in life and end up becoming friends and creating a solid family together.

    I was wondering how many of you older guys out there have developed a similar living situation. Have you created loving supportive non sexual freindships in older age that have surprised you?

    Even in non living situations, have life circumstances given you the opportunity to create new meaningful friendships that started when you got older?
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    Oct 17, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Yes. We are fortunate to have a group of 6 guys that support each other, been there through family death, births & birthdays and help each other do things (move, mow, build, etc) and we get together for dinner cooked by one guy (who is channeling the "Barefoot Contessa"!!) and we talk and laugh and poke gentle fun at each other. I wouldn't trade them from all the under-25's and twinks in the world!
  • rdblueodu2011

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    Oct 17, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    That is awesome! I would love to have that.

    Nut as far as I get to that is watching all seven seasons of Golden Girls back to back.......Yes just completed them today!!!!
  • jgymnast733

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    Oct 17, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    Yeah, i'v had to make new friends since my old buddies have all passed on.. When i see someone from the past now it's actually cause to celebrate, we even hug and sometimes cry.. Even if we werent exactly friendly to each other then, we now know what a blessing it is to be here..and all the time we've waisted being damn fools throwing shade.......
    So, the answer is yes, i'v connected with people from the past who'm i now enjoy sharing time,laughs,heartache and joy with.....
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    Oct 18, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    . . . I feel like someone should take you out for a drink right now . . . and toast the ones who didn't make it through . . .
  • creature

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    Oct 18, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    I hope when I reach the age of the characters of the show that I will have a close knit of friends. The stereotypical view we have of the elderly is that they live a quiet life, participating in mundane activities. What I love about the Golden Girls is that they shatter those preconceived notions, and show you that life doesn't end after the middle ages.

    Even as a kid when I first watched that show, I was surprised to see how different they were compared to other portrayals of women their age on television and in the movies. I hoped my life would be as exciting when I reach their age, and I still do.

    And I have no shame in admitting I have all 7 seasons on dvd.
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    Oct 18, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    creature saidI hope when I reach the age of the characters of the show that I will have a close knit of friends. The stereotypical view we have of the elderly is that they live a quiet life, participating in mundane activities. What I love about the Golden Girls is that they shatter those preconceived notions, and show you that life doesn't end after the middle ages.

    Even as a kid when I first watched that show, I was surprised to see how different they were compared to other portrayals of women their age on television and in the movies. I hoped my life would be as exciting when I reach their age, and I still do.

    And I have no shame in admitting I have all 7 seasons on dvd.


    The thing I liked most about the characters in Golden Girls was their honest humanity. They loved each other, but they were human.....warts and all.

    They argued, ridiculed each other, cheated, lied and betrayed each other, got jealous, competitive, sarcastic, boasted about their sexuality and attractiveness, lamented their "failures" in life and bascially were not perfect. But they allowed each other to be imperfect, and loved each other as family.

    They knew how to speak up and be honest, instead of being phoney and dismissing people's worth with a plastic "have a nice day smile" all the time.

    Contrast that with the mental "checklist" we carry around and use to judge people nowdays. One deviation from perfection and you are branded as unstable, dishonest, narcisistic, crazy, weird, a liar, too old, too conservative or liberal, too feminine or masculine, too much baggage, too much drama, not enough education or wealth, etc.

    Plus, they ate cheezcake and dressed pretty damn well!

    I'm too cheap to buy the dvds, but there's a local cable station that presnets Golden Girls everynight, and I think I can recite all the lines from practically all the shows.

    Basically, everything you need to know about life you can learn from this show...LOL! ( I exagerate, of course).

    OH......SHUT UP ROSE!
  • rdberg1957

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    Oct 18, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    In a couple of relationships I've had, watching Golden Girls was part of the fun together.
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 18, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    I've never had a close friend pass on, I guess that is just one more thing I need to be very thankful for and I feel truly blessed. Of course I have gone to a lot of funerals for relatives, and of course my parent's funerals, so I don't live in a bubble.

    I know the Golden Girls episodes line by line as well. I used to come home from college when the show was on saturday nights prime time and watch the show with my mom. Today I usually end up at night watching an episode on the Hallmark channel before I fall asleep.

    I always ask friends or dates "which Golden Girl are you"...no one has ever been chagrined by that question and usually their face just lights up. Most guys Ive dated consider me to be a Blanche which I think is hilarious because I am conservative about sex. I guess I might be good at flirting though, lol.
  • JDean

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    Oct 18, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    I wish i could have that now. but i know that in life i will grow and in doing so i will grow apart from certain friends and relationships. it sucks but just the facts of life right?