Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Senior Citizen Day

August 21 is Senior Citizen Day

“We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older.” President Ronald Reagan

Thank you, President Reagan, for proclaiming August 21 as Senior Citizen Day. It is hard for me to realize, that at the age of 50, you are now entitled to senior citizen perks. It was not that way when I reached 50, a long time ago. In fact, I would have been insulted had anyone called me a senior citizen.  Of course, the U.S. Government doesn’t proclaim you to be a senior citizen until age 65. You might not enjoy being called a senior citizen when you reach 50, but you might as well enjoy the perks.

Perk – from the word perquisite, meaning a privilege to which a person is entitled by virtue of status, etc.

So, go ahead and enjoy your perquisites.

By Lois Jamieson

Lois:  I was amazed, when I was on the internet researching ‘old age’, to see my picture pop up. I think it has to do with ‘cookies’ or something. I totally don’t understand all there is to know about blogging. Where is Jan when I need her?
Jan:  Jan is up to her eyeballs in preparing and writing lesson plans for her new classroom. She loves teaching at her new and ‘special’ school. But …  is missing the time to write.

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