I never really liked the terminology "Old Farts" but this
makes me feel better about it.
Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.
Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events. During the playing of
the National Anthem, Old Farts remove their caps, stand at attention and
sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbour, 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 Peacekeeping Missions
from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam .
If you bump into an Old Fart on the pavement he will apologize. If you pass
an Old Fart on the street, he will nod, or tip his cap to a lady.
Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make
certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
Old Farts 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 Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless
it's about their children or grandchildren.
It's the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by
politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their
This country needs Old Farts 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 Farts!