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A reflection on Senior Citizens


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Posted by kraig WY on July 20, 2002 at 09:32:13 from (63.229.153.32):

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???????


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