Years ago I received this treatise from another senior citizen, whose name I have lost. But this invites some AJ reader reflection.
Senior citizens are criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary.
We should take responsibility for all we have done and not blame others, at the same time we point out that it was not the 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 service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule out of rules,
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, or,
God out of government and school.
And we certainly are not the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!
Dale Smith, Auburn