Don’t blame us

A few days ago we waxed nostalgic about
the past. We enjoy that in moderation
and moved on to other things.


Then the wife forwarded an email that
had us thinking of good old days once
again. We’ll paraphrase a bit.

Senior citizens get blamed for just
about everything that goes wrong, real
or imagined.

But to clear the air we’d like to point
out that it was not senior citizens who

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out or parenthood,
The togetherness out of family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of our cities,
The civility out of society,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

We understand the meaning of patriotism,
remember those who have fought and died
defending our country, and will never

And we aren’t embarrassed to shed a tear
while standing at attention during the
playing of our National Anthem.

So go ahead and blame us, we gave it
our best, and still contribute to our

We can be the life of the party, at
least until 10 pm.
We can open childproof caps; with a
We smile because we can’t hear a word
of your insipid nonsense.
We have our valuables in a safe place
and know it’s safe because we don’t
remember where that is.
I’m wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and twitchy,
and that’s just in one leg!
Every senior citizen looks in the mirror
and wonders when the vibrant youth was
replaced with wrinkles and grey hair.
Just remember, getting older isn’t for

We hope America blesses God, God blesses
America, and Congress gets recycled.
Comments are always welcome.


8 Responses to Don’t blame us

  1. Would you mind if I re-posted this on my blog?

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Judith (Guion) Hardy,
    Please do. As we say, feel free to re-post anything here.

  3. qcexaminer says:

    Don’t mean to be contrarian, but I think The Boomer Generation (of which I am a proud member) is screwing our children and grandchildren. Let’s get real here—Bill Gates and Warren Buffet get Social Security? Hell ya! They paid for it, the politicians cranked up benefits because geezers (of which I am a proud member) vote early and often, while Gen X & Y don’t so much because they don’t yet have a stake in government.

    Social Security and Medicare are—let’s get real here—socialist “transfer payments”. There isn’t some magical account with the government that talleys your payments into “your” account. No, todays workers are paying for us geezers.

    And it serves them right for voting lockstep for Democrats! lol

  4. cruisin2 says:

    William Nissen,
    Thank you.

    we thought of that, but consider them the outlaws of the generation.

  5. Nitrous55 says:

    I agree with examiner. Those of us working now, are paying those who are receiving.

  6. cruisin2 says:

    It’s been that way my whole life, the only difference being there are more takers now.

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