Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Hell Yes I Am A Senior Citizen

We Senior Citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary.  But let it be known here and now, we know and take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, 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 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 earning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
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,
The ambition out of achievement or
God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Does anyone under the age of 50 know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner?

What about the last verse of My Country 'tis of Thee?

"Our father's God to thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's Holy light.
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God our King."

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 during the National Anthem or when the Flag comes by in a parade!


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.

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

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 wouldn't send it back to them, but I would send it to many more too!

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


Dazee Dreamer said...

I guess I'm a senior citizen too because I know the words to both those songs.

Biddie said...

You are so right - aging is NOT for wimps!

middle child said...

Yes - Yes - and Yes!!!!

Betty Manousos said...

Couldn't agree more.

Dropping by from Tracie's blog to say hello!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I'm sending this one to my mom and her little old lady card group. They will love it.

Ed said...

Good stuff gramps.

I know my song lyrics, and I'm under 50.

You may fart dust, but you're not a senior citizen in my book unless you served in WWII. Everybody else is just a baby boomer.

Lickety Splitter said...

"I'm a walking storeroom of facts...I've just lost the key to the storeroom door."

I haven't gained senior citizen status yet, but I have darn sure lost my storeroom key! Could you help me find it?

Unknown said...

When Hubster and I celebrated our 50th birthdays, we knew the best was yet to come!
Excellent post!

Coffee Slut said...

LOVE IT! Made me tear up a little.

Donald James Parker said...

Great Stuff! Is this original material from your fingertips?
Donald James Parker
Author of Angels of Interstate 29 - a senior citizen romance