The Perspective of One Senior Citizen

  1. Hi ah,....

    Hummm let me think ,...why did I send you this......don't tell me it's coming to me.....
    Oh ya.....


    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.

    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 learning 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? or O Canada

    Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention, on veterans day and our great country's birthday .


    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 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 nearly as cute as mine.
    I'm so cared for --- long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.



    I'm not really grouchy,

    I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music, unruly kids, Jenny Craig and Toyota commercials, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember right now.

    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 having trouble remembering simple words like.......
    I'm beginning to realize 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?
    And, how can my kids be older than I feel sometimes?

    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!


    Now- Have I already sent this to you???????

    If so, I'll try not to do it again (for a while.)

    Stay well, and stay out of trouble. PEACE 2 ALL. I Love you :kiss
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Fran, you've done it again.......another priceless gem!! I love your stories---please keep 'em coming!!
  4. by   CardioTrans
    That was great!!!!!!!!!!! Thing is, as I was reading it, I could actually hear some of the patients that I see in home care saying or doing some of those things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :chuckle
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    I'm glad you're enjoying them.

    (((((((((HUGS))))))))))all.
  6. by   nekhismom
    Fran, you always crack me up! FYI, I DO know the words to the Star Spangled Banner. :chuckle: But this was really cute, Fran.
  7. by   scrubs70
    Too funny Fran
    And I know the words to the star spangled banner and I am 33 and an AUSSIE
  8. by   mattsmom81
    Guess I'm close enough to 50 I can relate to most of this stuff...thanks Fran! And being the oldest sibling in my clan, I am constantly being reminded of my 'oldfogy'-ness...now I have a snappy comeback...hehe!
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from scrubs70
    Too funny Fran
    And I know the words to the star spangled banner and I am 33 and an AUSSIE
    Hello there Bloke,

    Did ya ever no I love the Aussie accent?
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from mattsmom81
    Guess I'm close enough to 50 I can relate to most of this stuff...thanks Fran! And being the oldest sibling in my clan, I am constantly being reminded of my 'oldfogy'-ness...now I have a snappy comeback...hehe!
    I know what ya mean. My kids used to tease me about living in the "Covered Wagon" days. :chuckle
  11. by   jnette
    From one antique to another... this was really cute !!!

    I'd love to send it on, but everyone I know is YOUNGER than me so I have no one to laugh with me ... or relate. ... and I'm the eldest at work by ten years.

    Guess I could fwd. this to my sis. After all, she IS a year older. But she sure doesn't like to be reminded of that fact ! :uhoh21:
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from jnette
    From one antique to another... this was really cute !!!

    I'd love to send it on, but everyone I know is YOUNGER than me so I have no one to laugh with me ... or relate. ... and I'm the eldest at work by ten years.

    Guess I could fwd. this to my sis. After all, she IS a year older. But she sure doesn't like to be reminded of that fact ! :uhoh21:
    Go for it Girlfriend. How old is Tweetie?
  13. by   jnette
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    How old is Tweetie?

    huh ???

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