For OLD GEEZER DAVE and some of us

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  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey you old geezer!

    I just got this in the email and thought of you.

    By the way....I'm proud to be in the ranks!!!

    "Geezers" (slang for an old man) are easy to spot:

    At sporting events, during the playing of
    the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold
    their caps over their hearts and sing without
    embarrassment. They know the words and
    believe in them. Old Geezers remember
    World War I, the Depression, 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, 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 on TV or in movies. Old Geezers have
    moral courage. They seldom brag unless it's
    about their grandchildren.

    It's the Old Geezers who know our great country
    is protected, not by politicians or police, but by
    the young men and women in the military serving their country.

    This country needs Old Geezers with their decent
    values. We need them now more than ever.
    Thank God for Old Geezers!


    -cw-
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    Since I agree with every word you wrote, I proudly dub myself an "Old Geezer"...


    Even if I am "only" 46.
     
  3. old geezer

    old geezer Pianissimo User

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    WOW - thanks alot, what a compliment. that hit the nail on the head. I wasn't around until after WW II, but knew many people who actually were in both World Wars. I live by a creed that every body is my friend until they prove me wrong and most of the time it works. I'm 56 and have witnessed such a change in our society in the last 30 yr. it's frightening, but every once in a while I run into young people who are amazing. they have respect for their selves and others, are go getters, and are just plain decent [I believe we have some of the finest examples of that right here on this site]. old geezer Dave
     
  4. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Well, then, Dave...

    It would seem there are full-fledged geezers and GIT's.

    Geezers in training.

    On the subject of manners and being considerate, I heard an apropos story on Bill Benett's morning radio show.

    It seems a woman was behind a fellow as they were about to enter a building. As he reached the door, he stepped aside and opened it for her. After she stepped through, she looked back at him and with a scowl and said "I hope you didn't open the door because you think I'm some kind of 'lady'!" Without missing a beat he replied "On the contrary. I opened it for you because I am a gentleman."

    Have a great day, Dave,

    ML
     
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    Amen, Manny.
     
  6. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    The Maestro wrote:
    And THAT is character...

    We do things because of who we are.

    Thanks for that Manny.

    btw...53 here.

    -cw-
     
  7. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

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    Chuck, Dave, Manny, et al,

    Maybe we should set up an "Ole Geezer" room. You know the type with deep leather chairs, a fireplace, etc. A place where we could kick our shoes off and relax a bit.

    Oh, I know! How about my place? I have a nice log cabin in the woods, a wood stove, and rockers on the front porch. Remember to bring your horns as there is great reverberation in the great room.

    Only 4 1/2 yrs til retirement.

    Take care,

    Gary
     
  8. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Gary,

    Let's do it!!!!

    Nice website too. (on your profile)

    I LOVE sailing!!!!!

    Did a lot of Great Lakes sailing.

    -cw-
     
  9. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

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    Hey, I'm only in my twenties, how come so many of these things apply to me?!






    Oh that's right, I'm English! :-P
     
  10. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

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    Clarino,

    Being an old geezer is more than a state of mind. Being English puts you way ahead of some of your contemporaries over here. Plus, should you ever venutre across the pond, you will always be more than welcome to rock on my front porch. Just remember to bring your horn.

    Take care,

    Gary
     

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