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Thanks to Sammie for sending this one!

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: 

 melody out of music, 
 pride out of appearance, 
 courtesy out of driving, 
 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, 
 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, 
 ambition out of achievement, or, 
 out of government and school. 

And we certainly are
 NOT the ones who eliminated patience andtolerance 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?

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!


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 in long lines, crowds, lawyers, unruly kids, 
Toyota commercials, Dan Rather, 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 

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

I'm beginning to 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? 

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 too!

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

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


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