This is from the newsletter "The Finish Line" published by the Arizona Senior Olympics:Old Person Pride
I’m an old person. Actually, it’s not a bad
thing to be called, as you will see.
Old people are easy to spot at sporting
events. While the National Anthem is
playing, old people remove their caps, 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 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 when walking down the street,
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.
Old people know our great country is
protected, not by politicians, but by the
young men and women in the military
serving their country.
Th is 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.
I am saying " Amen!