What is a Senior Citizen?? (or old Sailor)


A Senior Citizen is one who was
here before; The pill, Television,
frozen foods, contact lenses, credit
cards and before man walked on
the Moon.
For us, ‘Time sharing’ meant
togetherness not holiday homes.
A ‘Chip’ meant a small sliver of
wood. Hardware meant nuts and
bolts. Software wasn’t even a
word.
We got married first then lived
together and thought ‘Cleavage’
was something the butcher did.
A ‘Stud’ was something that
fastened a collar to a shirt and
‘Going all the way’ meant staying
on a double decker to the bus
depot.
We thought ‘Fast food’ was what
you ate in Lent, a ‘Big Mac’ was an
oversized raincoat and ‘crumpet’
we had for tea.
In our day ‘Grass’ was mown, ‘Pot’
was something you cooked in,
‘Coke’ was kept in the coal shed
and a ‘Joint’ was cooked on
Sundays!
We are today’s Senior Citizens. A
hardy bunch when you think how
the World has changed.
Cheers and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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