Espouses virtues of 'old geezer pride'
Published 4:27 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2012
To the Editor:
I'm passing this on to all you "old geezers" out there, because I did not want to be the only Old Geezer showing his pride.
Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called an old geezer, as you will see.
Old geezers are easy to spot at sporting events. During the playing of the National Anthem, old geezers are among those to remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.They know the words and believe in them.
Old geezers 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 Geezer on the sidewalk, he will apologize. If you pass an old geezer on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady.
Old geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old geezers hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
Old geezers 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 geezers have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
It's the Old geezer who knows 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 Geezers 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 Geezers
I am passing this on to all of the "old geezers" of this country. After you read this, if you know an "old geezer," pass it on.
If you can get the attention of the younger generations of Americans, share it with them if they will take the time for a history lesson from an "old geezer" who has been there and done that.
I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder to find them.