When four-year-old Arthur MacArthur IV stretched out an arm to pat Prince, the beautiful white German Shepherd I was holding on a leash, the two U.S. Army sergeants guarding General Douglas MacArthur’s wife and young son drew their pistols; ready to shoot the dog if it as much as licked the boy’s hand. Fiorello LaGuardia… Continue reading Where is Arthur MacArthur IV? (Little Known Secrets about Him)
Even though my 70th birthday is rapidly approaching I have to say, in all truth, that I don’t much like senior citizens. For the majority of them on one magical day, their 65th birthday, a transformation begins. In a few short years, it changes them from polite reasonable people into obnoxious, rude, greedy, inconsiderate, intolerant,… Continue reading 7 Top Reasons I Don’t Like Seniors (Getting Old Sucks)
The Little Flower: Fiorello LaGuardia Here’s a story about Fiorello LaGuardia who was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of WWII. Many New Yorkers adored him. They took to calling him the “Little Flower”. All because he was so short and always wore a carnation in his… Continue reading Fiorello LaGuardia (The Compassion of New York’s Famous Mayor)
Last week, without warning and for no apparent reason, I was fired. Dollar General has employed me as a cashier for the past 13 months. Thirteen months during which I was never late, never absent. As do most seniors, I took my job seriously working weekends and nights, often filling in for younger workers with… Continue reading Fired at 63: Should I Retire Now? What Would You Do?
This a lovely story about a senior citizen college student. Her message “Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional” is a special one. If we’re lucky, we’ll reach a ripe old age like her. On the first day of school, our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t… Continue reading Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional