I love old people
June 21, 2012, 7:41 pm
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In 10 days it will be three months since I started as a trainee reporter on the Bracknell Forest Standard and in recent weeks my love for older people has developed.

The flame was lit when I interviewed a couple in their 80s about the Olympic flame when it first went through Bracknell.

They made me so welcome in their house and had loads of knick knacks and old photos that reminded me of my grandparents house when I was little.

They also chatted for ages and had such interesting stories – much more engaging than most day to day chit-chat. It’s amazing when someone’s lived in the same place for about 50 or more years – they recall an incredible amount of changes, but can also give it such an interesting and surprising perspective.

When doing the usual weekly rounds of events I spoke to a few day centres and care homes during the Jubilee coverage and this lead to two interviews with some lovely oldies who were closely associated with the Queen.

One was Audrey who used to send telegrams to the Queen.


And the other was Betty who was in school pantomimes with Lizzy and Maggie.


Also, this week’s splash is about how older people are suffering a huge amount of poverty – and a service designed to help them lacks funding.


In other news I went to Royal Ascot this week.  Here’s a story regarding the five day event. I spotted the Queen for the first time – she is tiny!



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