Thank You – George

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Lost another very good friend: George Dytko in June, 2018. He was 63 and in reasonably good health but while cutting his lawn he succumbed to a heart attack.

And all who know / knew him wonder: “Why?”.

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A History Lesson

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In one of my other blogs:

https://opinionsarefree.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/history-was-never-my-favorite-subject-but/

Happy Reading!  And Don’t Forget to VOTE!!!

 

When you really have to have the Police coming…

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HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU’RE OLD AND DON’T MOVE FAST ANYMORE .

George Phillips , an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan , was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” He said “No,” but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.  Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available”

George said, “Okay.”  He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again “Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them right now,” and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six Police Cars , a SWAT Team , a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.  One of the Policemen said to George, “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”  George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

( True Story ) I LOVE IT! Don’t mess with old people.

Directions are easier when you know where you are going

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I was asked to run an errand this morning to a bank in my home town but I didn’t know where it was.

I asked my wife for directions and she told me:

“It’s in the building where Hooters used to be and next to the restaurant that used to be Seafood Shanty.”

And, of course, I knew exactly where that was.

That’s “Sixty Somethin!”.

How do you give and get directions?  Are you regularly referring to things that used to be someplace?

Then, Are YOU Sixty Somethin?

Old Farts

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Got this from eMail, July 2015:

I never really liked the terminology “Old Farts” but this makes me feel better about it.

And if you aren’t one, I’ll bet you know one!

I got this from an “Old Fart” friend of mine!

OLD FART PRIDE

I’m passing this on as I did not want to be the only ‘old fart’ receiving it. Actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.

  • Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbor ,Guadalcanal , Normandy and 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 Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are polite, particularly to women.
  • Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don’t like any filthy or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it’s about their children or grandchildren.
  • It’s the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, serving their country.

This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

We need them now more than ever.
Thank Goodness for Old Farts!

Pass this on to all the “Old Farts” you know.
I was taught to respect my elders.

It’s just getting harder to find them.

The Unites States of America’s GEEZER’s

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They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children,worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration. 

In school we studied English, History, Math, and Science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.  Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Vietnam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner,  America , and  America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”

You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but 
most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.

This is what you voted for and this is what you got.  We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Gray-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of  Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Gray-Haired Brigade.”

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Gray-HairedGeezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county.
Can you feel the ground shaking??? It’s not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

Thank you – Brian 2013

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I lost a very dear friend this year after he suffered through a full year of Lung Cancer. I will add more details to this posting if and when I can!

Even after all this time, I still can’t add anything but continue to miss my friend.

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