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
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.