Seniors not to blame for America’s issues
To the editor: I hope you print this. It is so true. They are so lucky to live in a country as beautiful as America and enjoy the freedom seniors past and present fought for.
(Editor’s note: The following quoted material is an excerpt from a letter to the editor in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel credited to Jerome J. Goldstein of Boca Raton. It was reprinted by Ann Landers.)
“Senior citizens are constantly being criticized, belittled and sniped at for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real and imaginary. Upon reflection, I would like to point out that it wasn’t the senior citizens who took the melody out of music, or the beauty out of art, or the pride out of appearance, or the romance out of love, the commitment out of marriage, the responsibility out of parenthood, togetherness out of family, learning out of education, loyalty out of Americanism, service out of patriotism, the hearth out of the home, civility out of behavior, refinement out of language, dedication out of employment, prudence out of spending or ambition out of achievement. And we certainly are not the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from relationships.”
Vivian L. Powers