Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old Persons

I know it is lazy to just cut and paste something from an email, but I don't think I could have said this any better. WWII was before me, but not so far before that families of childhood friends weren't affected by it. I love the last line and just wish it weren't so true!
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I never really liked the terminology "Old Person" but this makes me feel better about it.
And if you ain't one, I bet ya know one! I got this from an "Old Personal friend of mine"!

I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old person receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
  • Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem, Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.  They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old People remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal , Normandy, and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention  Vietnam ..
  • If you bump into an Old Person on the sidewalk he/she will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old People get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
  • It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

    This country needs Old People with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

    We need them now more than ever.
    Thank God for Old People

Pass this on to all of the "Old People" you know.

I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder to find them!!


Sewconsult said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my face. I am falling into the Old People segment of society. Even though I was born after WW2, I grew up in that era of respect, door holding, hat tipping and military respecting. Living close by to Ft Campbell Army Base, the soldiers were of utmost importance. I even married a dashing young Lieutenant, 39 yrs ago, on the 17th of this month.

I want to thank you for the wonder comments you left on my blog this morning. It meant so much to me that you took the time to write such a long, heart felt response. Thanks so much for being here.

Kelli said...

So true! Today's 'Old People' do have a certain way about them. Polite, respectful, responsible, and the list goes on and on. I shudder to think what the next generation of 'Old People' will be like, and I somehow doubt they'll leave the same sweet impressions as the ones before them.

SkippyMom said...

Most of the "old people" that fit this are also very young at heart :D and I am lucky to have them in my life.

They also appreciate the value of hard work and of a dollar. The younger generation would do well to learn from them.

Blondie's Journal said...

This post touched my heart because it described almost every "old" person I know. Please tell me that we will be as proud, passionate and eloquent as the old people we now hold dear!