Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Smacks of Old Fart Wednesday- Proud To Be An Old Fart

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine named Larry sent me an email that casts a whole new light on things that "Smack of Old Fart." Larry's email contained identifiable actions that the author says are characteristic of "Old Farts." I wasn't too excited about this at first, but, after reading the email, I immediately jumped to my feet and said, "Yes! I am an Old Fart and proud of it!" I hope that you will feel the same way, and for the most part, you don't need to be a card carrying member of AARP or have a Medicare Card to qualify as an "Old Fart."

• 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, 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 Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod and tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly 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 don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in the 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 serving their country.

In my opinion the above not only "Smacks of Old Fart" but also "Smacks of Old Fart Pride." I think we could start a movement here. If folks can occupy Wall Street, I think we can demonstrate some "Old Fart Pride." What do you think?

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