This will mean more to some of you than others (not mentioning
any ages or names) but it may be throught provoking for everyone.
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 those Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts
as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!
And, unless many of our younger generation learn to count in the absence
of computers and calculators, they will be back to counting on fingers and
Remember . . . Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what in the world happened (to our culture)! (Author Unknown -Sent in by Don Heberly)