Sunday, April 15, 2007

. . . old men and children. Let them praise the name of the LORD


11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,

12 young men and maidens,
old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.


Psalm 148:11-13 (New International Version)(link)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society


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SENIOR CITIZENS

This came in my e-mail,
[not the old truck picture though]

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement,

God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Does anyone under the age of 50 know the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner?

What about the last verse of My Country 'tis of Thee? "Our father's God to thee, Author of liberty, To Thee we sing. Long may our land be bright, With freedom's Holy light. Protect us by Thy might, Great God our King."

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!

YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!

I'm the life of the party...... even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps.... with a hammer.

I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.

I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over...

I'm aware that other people's grandchildren are not nearly as cute as mine.

I'm so cared for -- long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.

I'm not really grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music, unruly kids, Toyota commercials, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember right now.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I’m having trouble remembering simple words like..

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and when did they let kids become policemen?

I'm wondering if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?

And, how can my kids be older than I feel sometimes?

I'm a walking storeroom of facts..... I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them, but I would send it to many more!

Now- Have I already sent this to you???????

If so, I'll try not to do it again (for a while.)

Have a great weekend!


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From: Friend, Nancy
To: Undisclosed-Recipient@, includes me
Subject: SENIOR CITIZENS
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 20:55:28 -0500

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Comments:
I think that you are the best Jim.

Take care xx
 
Very good Jim!!! I like that photo of you with the old truck.

You know what they say, "You aren't getting old, you're getting better!"

Great post!
 
If 'you' means me, Britmum says I'm the best, Rachel says I'm getting better.

But that all depends on who is talking about me, some say I'm bad/the worst, others say I'm getting badder/worser.
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I'll paint you a rainbow as a gift from me,

Then hang it from heaven for the whole world to see.

On a canvas of love I'll cover your fears,

With a soft brush I'll dry all your tears.

I'll paint you a rainbow with feelings so deep,

My stroke will be gentle, my touch you may keep.

On a palette of words I will tenderly blend,

Colorful thoughts with bright verses to send.

I'll paint you a rainbow in reds, blues and gold,

Stretched like loving arms ready to enfold.

And deep in the center of the most vibrant hue,

I'll etch from memory the essence of you.

I'll paint you a rainbow, a bridge to my heart,

So loneliness and pain can begin to depart.

Just look up at the sky when life hits a bend,

I painted a rainbow for YOU.


My new website,

http://www.myspace.com/godmostwanted
 
Aw Shucks I can relate to quite a bit on your list. Especially I am ready to go home before I even get where I am going hehehe

I like the country picture, you look Mah-Ve-Less!
 
Gidday Jim,
Yep, I can relate to the SENIOR CITIZEN. What's that about a wine gets better with age, same as us ole' fella. Thanks for your comment on my sister's award. I remember a comment Peter left on one of my earlier posts about Denise and he wanting her to paint his house. I thought that was a little insensitive so I deleted it and when Peter saw that it wasn't there anymore he did the comment again and I deleted it again. This happened a few more times and finally I spoke to him and he thought I was a meanie to keep deleting it. The reason I'm mentioning this is that I was later talking to Denise and I told her what Peter had said and she thought it was very funny, so now I leave any comments about anybody wanting Denise to paint the house in the comment.
 
Jim, you fit right in. I posted thisunder today's post for you.
 

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