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A Newbie Thread

Discussion in 'Golden Eagles (age 50 or older as of 2019)' started by clairefish, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Christmas child

    Christmas child New Member

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    Thank you rebornfree. Many years ago I spent a year studying at Manchester Polytechnic (as it was called then) in Didsbury. I really enjoyed it and had lovely digs in Holmwood Road.
     
  2. “Paisios”

    “Paisios” Sinner Supporter

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    My (step)mother studied in Glasgow in the 1960s...but the only part of Glasgow I know is Craiglang :tonguewink:.
     
  3. Christmas child

    Christmas child New Member

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    Glasgow has changed such a lot over the years and I can't remember Craiglang. My family lived in north Glasgow for many years and in the centre of Glasgow (Townhead) before that.
     
  4. “Paisios”

    “Paisios” Sinner Supporter

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    “Craiglang” is a fictional part of Glasgow, not a real place. It is the setting for the sitcom “Still Game”.
     
  5. Christmas child

    Christmas child New Member

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    ... I was too slow on the uptake, Paisios, as I have never watched Still Game! No wonder I didn't recognize Craiglang.

    Many blessings to you, Paisios.
     
  6. rebornfree

    rebornfree Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I wonder if that is Manchester Metropolitan University now. I know Didsbury, though not very well. We moved up here in the 80s, before then we were in the Midlands, but I spent most of my youth in the south.
     
  7. Christmas child

    Christmas child New Member

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    Yes, rebornfree, I think Manchester Polytechnic became part of Manchester Metropolitan University. I'm sure Manchester has changed a lot since my year there. The church I went to was called Ivy Cottage and it was close to college and to my digs.

    C-child x
     
  8. A Work In Progress

    A Work In Progress New Member

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    I'm a newbie here! Finally, a place where I can post a reply! Some of the threads I've tried to post on said I had "insufficient permissions"???
    Anyway, my name is Mary and I'm 64. I'm a mom, a grandmother, and a great grandmother! I'm also a widow. My husband has been gone for 9 years as of this month. I miss him desperately but I know that one day, we'll be together again!
     
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  9. Christmas child

    Christmas child New Member

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    Welcome, Mary. I am quite new here myself and have found the forums helpful and really welcoming - hope it is the same for you.

    Best wishes from
    C child
     
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  10. rebornfree

    rebornfree Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Hi Mary, welcome to GE. :)

    I can remember something about having insufficient something or others, but it's 15 years since I joined CF and I've forgotten what it was! I was having a difficult time then, my husband having left, but I found being part of this group and having people to communicate with helpful. I hope you find us a friendly bunch and enjoy your time here.
     
  11. bluegot

    bluegot New Member

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    Hello all. I am new to this board. I will be turning 60 soon. These past few years I have been hungry for Christian fellowship. I was on another Christian forum for a long time, however it has been down for months now, so I joined this one. I really would love to meet folks my age. One of the problems I have at my church is that everything is centered around the kids. There isn't anything for people my age and that is disappointing. Do any of you attend a church that has fellowship for folks our age? I was thinking of trying to start something, would welcome ideas. Thank you and I hope to find friends here!
     
  12. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    Hi and welcome to the forum in Jesus name it's a great place to be for fellowship with other Christians :)
    I spend time on the Pentecostal forum and the prayer wall, and of course here.
    It is such an amazing forum with something for everyone. Do spend time exploring.
     
  13. rebornfree

    rebornfree Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Hi bluegot, welcome from me too. :) I hope you find the fellowship you are looking for here. We are quite a wide age-group on GE, from 50 to 80s (unless there's someone older I don't know about :D). I'm 70 and have been a member since my mid-fifties, and am usually found on GE although I look at other parts of CF as well.

    As for Church fellowship for 50s + I know some churches have them. I was younger at the time so I don't know what they did. How about starting with a social event, (e.g. Sunday lunch) and asking people for their ideas about a group for older people?
     
  14. bluegot

    bluegot New Member

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    Thank you rebornfree! That is a great suggestion!
     
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  15. Lynda Layton

    Lynda Layton New Member

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    Hi, Clairefish!
    And, speaking of fish,
    I've been wandering around this site,
    like a lost puppy[dog-] fish,
    feeling like a Facebook-Twitter
    fish-out-of water!

    Following several unfruitful clicks on "Introduce Yourself", I was just about to 'call-it-a-day'. But, then, seeing your post gave me fresh hope and just what I needed to feel 'warmly-wecomed'! THANK YOU!

    YaHMéN. Life is good, and our Heavenly Father IS GOOD!
    I want to soar with the Eagles ~ the Golden Eagles, that is! I'm looking very much forward to our fellowship together!

    Abundant Blessings!

     
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  16. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    Hi Lynda, great to meet you, welcome to the forum in Jesus name. Although a golden eagle, I spend time on the Pentecostal forum and also praying for people on the Prayer Wall. It is such a big site with something for everyone and lots of Christian fellowship. :)
     
  17. rebornfree

    rebornfree Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Welcome Lynda, I hope you enjoy your time here. I have been a member for 15 years and have found this to be a friendly forum. It changes over time as new members like different things, but I have always found it a relatively peaceful place. I hope you find your way around CF - so many forums to look at - and welcome to this part of it. :wave:
     
  18. Joy

    Joy Well-Known Member Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator Supporter

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    Hi

    I'm 60 and been on CF since 2004 (seems long time)
    am writing here as I would like some friends. I live in the UK and all my family have died, I do have a few friends but must confess at times I get lonely.
     
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