Hi folks! What has happened? I can’t be old! It was only yesterday when I turned 30. There is no way that I am an old person!

Well, unfortunately, it happens to us all and the following story tells it like it is, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

"I never really liked the term "Old Person" but this makes me feel better about it. And if you aren’t one, I bet you know one! I got this from an "Old Person friend of mine.


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

"Old people are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem, Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.

"Old People 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 Peace-keeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.

"If you bump into an Old Person on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Person on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old People trust strangers and are courtly to women.

"Old People hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.

"Old People 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 People have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it’s about their children or grandchildren.

It’s the Old People who know 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 People 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 People."

Our birthday list for this week includes: March 13 – Darla Stull, Sherri Hannan and Samantha Spreng; March 14 – Nancy Blackford and Lacey Gongwer; March 15 – Jenny Duncan; March 16 – Lisa Brumfield and Jared Pierce; March 17 – Shannon Endslow, Jim Bryan, Karl Beaver and Phyllis McClure; March 18 – Bradan Hunter (he’s 13); March 19 – Don Plant, Dave Raby, Jarrod Stull and Mike Gallion. Many happy returns of the day!

As all of you know, I get lots of stuff from readers that are just too good to pass up. Here are some that are classics!

It was mealtime during an airline flight. "Would you like dinner?," the flight attendant asked John, seated in front.

"What are my choices?" John asked. "Yes or no," she replied.

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but she couldn't find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"

The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead."

And my favorite — The police officer got out of his car as the kid who was stopped for speeding rolled down his window. "I've been waiting for you all day," the officer said.

The kid replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could."

When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.

Wedding anniversaries being celebrated this week include: March 16 – Dale and Susie Spreng (their 44th); March 17 – Jack and Donna Heller, Tom and Renata Lunt and John and Catherine Donley (their 11th).


Finally — "Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings." — Publilius Syrus