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.
But, 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 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 religion out of school
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
And we certainly are not the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!
Does anyone under the age of 50 know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner?
Just look at the senior citizens with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!
Remember: Inside every older person is a younger person wondering how it happened.