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Going to do a better job.‏…………..

Some of us are Older than the “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.

 

We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God, and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

 

In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.

 

Most of us remember what outhouses were, and many of us with first-hand experience. We remember the days of telephone party lines, 25-cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.

 

For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators.

 

A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

 

We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.

 

We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.

 

We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”

 

We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.

 

We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

 

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.

 

We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

 

It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the Hope and Change which in reality was nothing but Hype and Lies.” You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all.

 

You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.

 

Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Cool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

 

Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Gray Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation.

 

We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2012 we’re going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House or to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to We the People and We the People plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.

 

We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the

“Gray-Haired Brigade.”

 

 

Come on guys. Let’s get this circulating.

Gray-Haired Brigade Member

 

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12 responses

  1. Looking real flashy in here Ed..or have I been away too long..? 🙂
    How you keeping..and what is the weather like now, is it still warm?
    Hope you enjoying your week, has been a busy one for me. I know it has
    just started lol… Well can’t wait til the weekend… have some free time 🙂
    Have a lovely evening..and do take care!
    Much love & hugs to you xx

    September 4, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    • Hi Tracey, thanks for the nice comment. The weather has been hot/raining…. a little of both. One day rain, next day dry, etc, but all are hot! Very humid. Nice to hear from you again….. I have not been posting much myself lately. Blue, blue, blue….lol. Talk to you latter.
      Ed

      September 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

  2. Well, this surely gets the message accross Ed.
    Is very true in what it states though in regard to the eldier generation.
    I even find myself reflecting on certain things in life, looking back and remembering
    many a story from my grandparrents. That were really hard times…and people were so generous and helpful, of course there are people still like that today but still the whole world is becoming so greedy and uptight.. it’s about me me me .. a saying in dutch me me me and the rest can choke!
    Hugs xx

    August 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    • Thanks Tracey, I’m glad you like it….
      Ed

      August 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM

  3. Hello! Thank you for visiting the blog. Happy Weekend!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    • Thanks Marko, and may you also have a Happy weekend…
      Ed

      August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

  4. Good ol´friend i´m north-american, but feel proud of your country as wel. Hope you succeed in your brigade. I´m too a Gray-Haired. “GOD SAVE AMERICA”…and our
    Planet!!!
    Augusto

    August 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    • Thanks you Augusto for your nice comment, us GRAY HAIRED PEOPLE have to stick together… lol. God will save all of us, not only America and also the world.
      Ed

      August 16, 2012 at 7:14 PM

  5. We’ve got similar problems over here! 😦

    We had a great country once. Now it’s a wreck and the people trying to fix it are doing it on the backs of the poor, while tax evasion has become an Olympic sport!

    I’m proud of my country and it’s system, so I am often accused of being racist, but Democracy is a damned sight better than the alternatives!!!

    God Bless the UK AND AMERICA!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

    August 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    • Thanks for your comment Prenin, I have to agree with you!
      Ed

      August 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM

  6. Aloha from Down Unda, Skipper! [and tanx ferda music!] With the failure of Ross Perot to be elected, it was time to relinquish allegiance renewals. The lessons in schools, the actions of the apathetic, the murders of Billy Jean, JFK, MLK, RFK & Natalie Wood, the horrific loss of lives in VietNam & Drug Wars, the corrosion of school & public prayer, the introduction of mandatory sex education, the influx of the scandals of Watergate, Monica-Gate, Whitewater & Blackwater, influences of Ricket Lake, Orcca Whimpy, Rosie McDonald, Rosanne Barf & Ellen Degenerate, the embarrassments of John Wayne, Rock Hudson & ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and the inefficiencies of protecting our country from terrorism have only reinforced our faith that when Christ returns the devil is gonna be stopped from polluting our earth, our minds and our souls.

    August 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    • Thanks Mike, I agree with you 100%! Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Ed

      August 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM

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