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A reflection on Senior Citizens
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kraig WY    Posted 07-20-2002 at 09:32:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got this in my e-mail, thought I would pass it along to the over 50 crowd.

>><< Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every
>>conceivable
>>deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take
>>responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.
>> BUT, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was
>>NOT the
>>senior citizens who took:
>> The melody out of music,
>>
>> The pride out of appearance,
>>
>> The romance out of love,
>>
>> The commitment out of marriage,
>>
>> The responsibility out of parenthood,
>>
>> The togetherness out of the family,
>>
>> The learning out of education,
>>
>> The service out of patriotism,
>>
>> The religion out of school,
>>
>> The Golden Rule from rulers,
>>
>> The nativity scene out of cities,
>>
>> The civility out of behavior,
>>
>> The refinement out of language,
>>
>> The dedication out of employment,
>>
>> The prudence out of spending, or
>>
>> The ambition out of achievement,
>>
>> And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and
>>tolerance
>>from personal relationships and interactions with others!!
>>
>> Does anyone under the age of 50 know the lyrics to the Star
>>Spangled
>>Banner? Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and
>>pride in
>>their
>>hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their
>>hearts!
>>
>> Remember.......Inside every older person is a younger person
>>wondering
>>what the heck happened!
>>
>> YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!
>> the life of the party...even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
>> I'm very good at opening childproof caps with a hammer.
>> I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I
>>am
>>going.
>> I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
>> I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're
>>saying.
>> I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and
>>over...
>> I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not as cute as
>>mine.
>> I'm so cared for -- long term care, eye care, private care,
>>dental
>>care.
>>
>> I'm not grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds,
>>lawyers,
>>
>>loud music, unruly kids, Toyota commercials, Tom Brokaw, Dan
>>Rather,
>>barking
>>dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't remember.
>> I'm sure everything I can't find is in a secure place.
>> I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
>> I'm having trouble remembering simple words like.......
>> I'm realizing that aging is not for wimps.
>> I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and
>>when did
>>
>>they let kids become policemen?
>> I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how could I
>>be
>>alive at
>>150?
>> I'm a walking storeroom of facts.....I've just lost the key to
>>the
>>storeroom door.
>>
>> Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of
>>my
>>life!
>> Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I would send
>>it to
>>many
>>more!
>>
>> Now- Have I already sent this to you???????


Dave in Mo    Posted 07-23-2002 at 04:31:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm gunna hafta disagree with ya on this one, Kraig. If ya notice, all these silly-a$$ed court decisions we get 'specially in regards to religion in school etc come from judges older than dirt! Na, let's leave the youngin's alone. They got lots more pressures now than we ever did when we were young because expectation levels are way higher. Would ANY of us older ones REALLY want to go thru that again? I doubt it! I look around me and see the young people working circles around us older dudes....and for less money. Guess it's always been that way.


Hal/WA    Posted 07-21-2002 at 22:12:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I resemble those remarks! On the other hand, there are a LOT of fine younger people out there, doing a fine job. And we all know that, Lord willing, they will also some day be in the same boat as we are now. I hope they have it as good as we do.


Saddlebum    Posted 07-20-2002 at 11:20:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was great! And I'm only 40 (but apparently qualify for honorary Senior Citizen status), LOL.

Oh and Pepi is adorable--looks just like our "Usti." Bless you for taking Pepi to the Senior Center, I'm sure it makes their day!


DeadCarp    Posted 07-20-2002 at 10:59:49       [Reply]  [No Email]

My mom spent her last year in a nursing home, and she liked to see Pepi so we started bringingg him along - now the residents there want to see him every week! aw why not? :)


deb    Posted 07-20-2002 at 10:24:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I like the way you put this. I am under 50 - just! I do know the words of the Star Spangle Banner. My Father and Mother are ex-Marines. They are a proud pair and wonderful to listen to. I try and pattern my life after theirs. God Bless Parents, God Bless America.


EIEIO    Posted 07-20-2002 at 10:15:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is great from another Senior Citizen who feels between the ages of 21 to 121 depending upon the circumstances THANK YOU!


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