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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-22-2017, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I never really liked the terminology "
I got this from an "Old Personal friend of mine"!


I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only "old people" receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. �

Old People are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old People remove their caps, cover their hearts, 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 and treat them with great respect.

Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, 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, grandchildren or their animals.

It's the Old People who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.

This 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....
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Much of that seems true Harry. Young people aren't as respectful as our generations were at the same age. I don't think I was as tough at a young age as some of the kids who grew up on farms and had to do a lot of heavy lifting in the performance of their chores compared to mine. I'm not sure how many millenials even have chores these days. When I went logging for a living, even though I was hiking up and down mountain sides with a chainsaw, I didn't consider myself as tough as the old timers who made their undercuts with an ax and then stood on springboards and felled their trees with a crosscut saw. The current generation is setting a new standard though. General James Mattis said recently that when he boards an airplane and watches millenial men struggle to get their carry on luggage in the overhead compartments and he thinks that if we went to war and had to depend on men like this then we are screwed and I worry that he's right. We might have to leave them at home to run the war effort while we old guys go get the job done.

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Being an old fart myself, I have to agree with Harrysin's post. I can say that my kids and Their kids were taught to respect others.
Where I live there seems to be a lack of that. I've noticed that even more in the way people drive today. Most younger generations don't
realize the wealth of knowledge and experience elderly people have. If they ever took a few minutes to talk to them they would find that out
My wife and I had just left a restaurant one afternoon and we saw an elderly Lady fall to the ground and her husband didn't have the strength to
help her up. People just walked by and looked. I stopped my truck holding up traffic and helped the Lady up and my wife made sure she was alright.
I'm wondering how long she would have laid there if i didn't stop. Now days if you give your kids a swat in the keaster you could be arrested for
child abuse. I'm glad my kids are grown up as id hate to try and raise them in todays society.
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@Cherryville Chuck Naah, Charles, they'll just get assigned to drive a drone and do their killing from comfy seats in front of a computer screen.

I saw a movie recently about a USA soldier stopped at a hostile roadside check point who passed safely because he threatened the terrorist band with a drone strike. They looked up, worried, then let him pass, just in case.

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My kids have been properly trained (harassed if you ask them) to hold doors, sometimes for several minutes as everyone passed. They do it without thinking now.

We were at a restaurant one morning, and on our way out another family was leaving. The other family's youngsters wandered outside glued to their phone while grandma and grandpa settled the check. As I went for the door, my youngest held it open for our party. As she was getting ready to join us, she noticed the other family coming out. She ran back and got the door for them to.

She was almost embarrassed afterwards because that grampa gave his grandsons a little lip about how embarrassing it was that his grandsons let a girl get the door for him!

I think that finally showed her how big an act of respect it is.

As for respect for the anthem... I probably should keep my opinion quiet. .

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Harry, good thread. Ah,for the good ol' days when people had some "fetchin' up."
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I look at some of these kids (not all) and think that in my day they would have been locked up in the K ward. Can you imagine going to school dressed like some of them dress or having piercings like some of them? I know that you can't judge a book by its cover but it's the mindset that goes into a person to want to look like that. And they are the ones that will rule the world. I can't even imagine what it will be like in 50 years when anything goes. But maybe they will change.
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Reads right by me. Thanks Harry.
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Agree!! Us old people use our belts or suspenders to keep our pants up. We tend not to like to show off our boxers or briefs!!
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