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    Oh, they're adorable
    "Nothing is so Kingly as Kindness, and nothing so Royal as Truth"

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    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    I'm so slow this morning....took me a moment to get "uterus...not uteryou". Clever. Love the artwork too.
    "Nothing is so Kingly as Kindness, and nothing so Royal as Truth"

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    just passing this on from my old boss;


    Some senior citizens are being criticized for the present deficiencies of our modern world; real or imaginary, present or past, foreign or domestic.
    We take responsibility for all our actions and omissions; we do not try to blame others for our past imperfections, ignorance or failures.





    Our generation saved the World from Fascism, Communism, and Racism, while we raised the Standard of Living, Health Care, and Life Expectancy.



    HOWEVER, upon reflection , we would like to point out that it was NOT 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 civility out of behavior,


    The refinement out of language,


    The dedication out of employment,


    The prudence out of spending,





    And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.



    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 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 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; but I haven't made my skin look like wall paper or snake skin.





    My ears, nose, tongue, or naval haven't been pieced with metal rings.



    I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

    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.



    Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
    They won't remember, even if they did send it.





    Spread the laughter



    Share the cheer
    Let's be happy
    While we're here.
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Wonderful! Thanks, Gary.

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    Gary, it seems to me that most of what you wrote can be better attributed to the generation before ours. (Well, my Baby Boomer generation anyway.) Those wonderful distinctions you wrote mostly belong to "The Greatest Generation."

    On second thought, many of that generation also listened to weird music, were abusive or inattentive parents, cheating spouses, drunk drivers, slackers at work, cursed like sailors, despoiled the environment, and wound up financially insolvent.

    Each generation blames the one before it for the mess that it finds itself in, and criticizes the next generation for wanting to do things its own way.

    As Billy Joel said,
    "We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning"

    During life's hardest moments - the ones you don't think you can endure - it's helpful to remember that your record for getting through trying times remains at an impressive 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarSong View Post
    Gary, it seems to me that most of what you wrote can be better attributed to the generation before ours. (Well, my Baby Boomer generation anyway.) Those wonderful distinctions you wrote mostly belong to "The Greatest Generation."

    On second thought, many of that generation also listened to weird music, were abusive or inattentive parents, cheating spouses, drunk drivers, slackers at work, cursed like sailors, despoiled the environment, and wound up financially insolvent.

    Each generation blames the one before it for the mess that it finds itself in, and criticizes the next generation for wanting to do things its own way.

    As Billy Joel said,
    "We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning
    Since the world's been turning"

    No argument
    I don't agree with it all, but considered it cute, poignant in places, and worth passing on.

    Bottom line, seniors, any generation...are pretty freaking cool (why they...we....lived so long)

    My old boss, who sent it, is pushing 90, golfs 18 holes every other day, still as cantankerous as hell, and sharp as a tack.
    I've only won two arguments with him over the 30 years I've known him.
    He's not my mentor, but pretty darn close, and s'pose would be if I had one.
    He was regional manager at Xerox.
    Made a bundle, invested, became rather wealthy.
    Funny thing, he'd invested in a little unknown start up called Microsoft, then under advisement, pulled out.....before he got hurt.
    He doesn't talk about that much....

    We still chat
    He's threatened to come visit
    I gotta replenish my 100 yr old scotch

    Crap, now I gotta start a new thread, write about the ol' buzzard
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meanderer View Post
    no kidding
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    Hey. This is me. Still love swings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    no kidding
    True, though I did like working better than going to school - I got so sick of school. A paycheck brought the power and independence that I desperately wanted.

    Wouldn't it be great to live in a culture structure where kids went to school for 10-ish years, worked for five, went back to (supported) F/T school for a few years, then worked for another ten-fifteen, then more school, and so on? What a wonderfully educated population we'd have, seniors would be valued in the workplace, and people who slacked off during the early go rounds would be motivated to get some skills when the next opportunity presented itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post
    No argument
    I don't agree with it all, but considered it cute, poignant in places, and worth passing on.

    Bottom line, seniors, any generation...are pretty freaking cool (why they...we....lived so long)

    My old boss, who sent it, is pushing 90, golfs 18 holes every other day, still as cantankerous as hell, and sharp as a tack.
    I've only won two arguments with him over the 30 years I've known him.
    He's not my mentor, but pretty darn close, and s'pose would be if I had one.
    He was regional manager at Xerox.
    Made a bundle, invested, became rather wealthy.
    Funny thing, he'd invested in a little unknown start up called Microsoft, then under advisement, pulled out.....before he got hurt.
    He doesn't talk about that much....

    We still chat
    He's threatened to come visit
    I gotta replenish my 100 yr old scotch

    Crap, now I gotta start a new thread, write about the ol' buzzard
    Richard Pryor learned a lot of things the hard way. Like most good comedians his humor was rooted in personal experience. He spoke a great deal of truth in his bits, though his foul language put many people off.
    He used to say, "You don't get to be old by being no fool."

    I look forward to the stories about your ex-boss/current friend.
    During life's hardest moments - the ones you don't think you can endure - it's helpful to remember that your record for getting through trying times remains at an impressive 100%.

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