The Grumblies

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The Grumblies

George and Albert are Brothers, not brothers in arms, but brothers from birth, and according to George have been all their lives! George is the eldest at 79, with his younger brother Albert the baby of the family at a mere 68.

George is married to Mavis, who happens to be 72, whilst Albert is married to Esther who is his senior at 73, she lovingly refers to him as her toy boy! George is somewhat old fashioned, whilst Albert is slightly younger at heart, probably due to Esther’s’ very young mind and soul, and combined with the fact that she was a show girl when younger – no not a show all girl, a show girl as in dancer – she is somewhat adventurous and open minded, definitely more so than Mavis who was a shop girl, who is not old fashioned, but does believe in the good ol’ days. George and Albert  meet three times a week at their local for a catch up, share some humour and talk about the world in general .. well truth be known more of a grumble, and more so from George.

Story Behind the Grumblies

How this series has come into being is because of where l live in England. I live in what is classed as a small village on the coast. Now it is not miniscule in its size, but it has two distinct generation gaps in so far as age. I live in the top end of the village where the average age is around 55, with the uppermost age being the 75 mark, so quite a large average difference, there alone are two generations of people, with different thinking and different thoughts. The other side of the village are what l would class as middle aged, having said that though, it also has an average elder age of around 65.

There are times when l am walking my dog, and l overhear conversations between the generation gappers as l call them, who struggle at times to understand why our world is the way it is, or you overhear the elderly talking about things in the local Post Office and wonder to yourself, what was their life like before our society changed so much and the more you listen, the more you can understand their confusions.

This series, is to be read as light hearted humour between gappers and is made up of an assortment of conversations l have heard or caught snippets of during my various walks.

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