Of pride, decency, values, and ‘Old Farts’


This is so true.

Received it as a forward from a dear friend, Sarosh Aibara,  so it isn’t an original piece of  writing,  but it is,  as I said,  very true.

‘Old fart’  is a derisive,  dismissive descriptor.  But actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called an Old Fart, as you will see.

Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events or movies or events of national significance; during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Farts remove their caps and stand to attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.

‘Old fart’  is a derisive,  dismissive descriptor.  But actually, it’s not a bad thing to be called an Old Fart, as you will see.

Old Farts remember the Independence Movement, China 62, Pakistan 65, Bangladesh 72 and Kargil 99.

They remember the Atomic Age, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing.

They remember the numerous Peacekeeping Missions from the 1950s to the 2000…

If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk 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 polite, particularly 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 Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard, serving their country.

This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.

Decency.  Respect. Values. Integrity.

We need them now more than ever.

Thank Goodness for Old Farts!

I was taught to respect my elders. It’s just getting harder to find them 🙂


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