Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lest we forget ...

This is us ! The last of the ‘Greatest Generation’ Born before 1945
Some senior citizens are being criticized for the present deficiencies of our modern world; real or imaginary, present or past, foreign or domestic.  We take responsibility for all our actions and omissions; we do not try to blame others for our past imperfections, ignorance or failures. Our generation saved the World from Fascism, Communism, and Racism, while we raised the Standard of Living, Health Care, and Life Expectancy.
 
HOWEVER, 
Upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride   out of appearance,  
The courtesy   out of driving,  
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 Golden Rule   from rulers,
The civility   out of behavior,
The refinement   out of language,
The dedication   out of employment,
The prudence   out of spending,
  
And we certainly are   NOT   the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships, and interactions with others on a face to face basis!! And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have   fought and died for our country.  ›
 
YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN !
  
I'm 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 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 sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg; but I haven't tattooed my skin to look like wall paper or snake skin.
My ears, nose, tongue, or naval haven't been pieced with metal rings.
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
  
Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN born before 1945, and I think I am having the time of my life!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them.
Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
They won't remember, even if they did send it.  

Spread the laughter  
Share the cheer  
Let's   be happy  
While we're here.  

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