The paragraphs below have been making their rounds of social media, and before using it here I planned to find out who wrote it so as to give proper credit. However, when I quoted some of it into google it only gave me back opinion pieces about income disparity and the unfairness of it all…which totally misses the point, but which is what I have come to expect from google. At any rate, it is wonderful, it is true, and it is why so many of us are perplexed and confused by the things going on in the world today. So read, and if you know who originally wrote this, I would be grateful if you could let me know.
The typical US. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday: 47 times.
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, blue hairs, geezers, and in some cases, dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire, others are from the Greatest Generation already retired. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and have grown old together
In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. We still use two spaces after a period when typing. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, $.25 gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.
We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many.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.
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Love this in so many ways!!! There’s something so humble about it, yet it is so very poignant, relatable, and incredibly true.
So thankful to have grown up when we did – best time EVER to have grown up, and everyone I’ve ever talked to who grew up when we did agrees! (Not too many snowflakes back then, either.)
Thank you for posting. When you find the author, give him/her my thanks. 🙂
Someone wrote more along these lines on gab.com, and the style was very similar, he just took it further than this one, which, YES, this really struck a chord – or a few chords – with me so I wanted to share it here :).
I do agree that we grew up in a wonderful time. Also, I believe that our parents made an effort to protect us from the harsh realities of the time. There were still social issues, but we didn’t know about them. Whenever I’ve looked back at history I have thought, “I didn’t know that!” BUT it definitely was a better time to grow up – maybe we’re the last generation to experience a truly innocent childhood…
I believe that. The only ‘scary’ thing I remember was the early-evening curfew during the Detroit riots, which I didn’t truly understand anyway. It was just weird that we had to be in the house or at least on our own property after a certain time every night and that people were fighting somewhere ‘nearby.’
Right! That, and we had to take a different route to Roseville, which I found scarier than anything else. After all, if there was a “war zone” on our regular route shouldn’t we just stay home? I think I’d seen enough VietNam footage on the news to believe the Detroit riots were the same thing.
I don’t remember having to take a different route. I just remember summer evenings either on the porch or in the house with all of us.