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By Arletta Parton

It’s good to be old

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I was told by friends that I was mentioned on the KLCK Morning show as “that older woman.” Well, here is what we older people believe in:

• Old People are easy to spot at sporting events. During the playing of the national anthem, Old People remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.

• Old People remember 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. They remember the 50-plus peacekeeping missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam.

• If you bump into an Old Person on the sidew...

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