Saturday, March 1, 2014

Seniors Speak Out

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for
every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real
or imaginary. 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:

melody out of music,
pride out of appearance,
romance out of love,
commitment out of marriage,
responsibility out of parenthood,
togetherness out of the family,
learning out of education,
service out of patriotism,
religion out of school,
Golden Rule from rulers,
nativity scene out of cities,
civility out of behavior,
refinement out of language,
dedication out of employment,
prudence out of spending, or
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 the Seniors with
tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they
stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!

Remember.......Inside every older person is a younger
person wondering what the heck happened!
The life of the party...even if it only lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps with a hammer.

I'm usually interested in going home
before I get to where I am going.

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 very good at telling stories;
over and over and over and over...

I'm aware that other people's grandchildren
 are not as cute as mine.

I'm so cared for -- long term care, eye care,
 private care, dental care.
I'm not grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting,
crowds, lawyers, loud music, unruly kids, Toyota
commercials, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, barking dogs,
politicians and a few other things I can't remember.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a secure place.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I'm having trouble remembering simple words like.......

I'm realizing that aging is not for wimps.

I'm sure they are making adults much younger these
days, and when did they let kids become policemen?

I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how
could I be alive at 150?

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!
~ Stan Nemeth ~


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