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So what is this going to be? A little bit of everything I think. Maybe that's it. What I'm thinking. What I'm believing. I hope what I'm knowing. And why would anyone care what I think I know? There's no reason in the world that you should. But then why are you here? Cuz you have to be somewhere I suppose. I've never been here before. I may not be back. I might get too busy to care; time is short. That's fine. Nobody can deal with it all at once. There is a lot to deal with.

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I try not to take myself too seriously, but I know I have far too much. So I'm trying to learn how to laugh again, as I had forgotted for a while there. Also I'm relearning to enjoy life; you know, like when we were kids. The biggest challenge ahead is learning how to love God with all my heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. This one is not really that hard when you know the truth. But along with it comes learning to love others as I love myself, and that one is, as they say, "a horse of a whole different color." I think I need to learn to love myself a little more, but the problem may be that I know all these facts about me. Sometimes the facts are simply wrong or they are just stuck in the past. I'm trying to get my facts to line up with the truth. As someone once asked a great man, "what is truth?" If he had only known.

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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Old Geezers?

This is one of those things I got in the email, and since it was right after the fourth, I decided to pass it along. My apologies if you have already read it.
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"Old Geezers" - slang for elderly men - are easy to spot.
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At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, they hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
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They remember World War I, the Depression, the Second World War, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy, and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, The Jet age, and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam.
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If you bump into an Old Geezer on the sidewalk, he'll apologize; pass an Old Geezer on the street, he'll nod or tip his cap to a lady.
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Old Geezers trust strangers and are courtly to women. They hold the door open for the next person and always, when walking, make sure the lady is on the inside for protection.
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Old Geezers are embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children, and they don't like violence and filth on TV and in the movies.
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Old Geezers have moral courage. Old Geezers seldom brag unless it's about their grandchildren in Little League or music recitals.
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It's the Old Geezers who know our great country is protected, not just by politicians or police, but mainly by the young men and women in the military serving their country in foreign lands; just as they did, without a thought, except to do a good job, the best you can, and to get back home to their loved ones.
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This country needs Old Geezers with their decent values and commonsense. We need them now more than ever!
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Thank God for Old Geezers.
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~happy 07-07-07

5 Comments:

Blogger GhostRose said...

What a sweet post. :-) Hey Rachman! I've missed your blog.

8/7/07 1:58 PM  
Blogger rachman said...

Hi GhostRose,

I'm glad you dropped by. I've missed hearing from you too. I need to take a trip to your place. See you there.

~r.

8/7/07 10:32 PM  
Blogger GhostRose said...

Of course you may quote me. Spread the love. :-)

9/7/07 7:55 AM  
Blogger S. Scott Craft said...

Wow, I doubt there are very many old geezers left who remember WWI.

The country is just about out them.

Good post.

10/7/07 11:32 PM  
Blogger rachman said...

Hi Scott--I appreciate you coming by. Thanks for the good words.

~r

12/7/07 5:04 PM  

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