Friday, October 5, 2007

Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age

While walking this morning I had my iPod all cranked up and a song came on that I did not know. It shocked me because the performer was one of my favorites. In fact, I had met him one hot night in 1957 when cousin Robert Conner told me about his performing in Marion, Ill skating rink.
It was quite surprise when The Killer, Jerry Lee Louis, came on the iPod singing, "Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age". Of course Jerry Lee could sing the Yellow Pages and make it sound good, but I liked the song a lot. In fact, I may choose it as the anthem for The Seasoned Citizens Movement.
The Anthem Of Seasoned Citizens

Don't be ashamed of your age

Don't let the years get you down

That old gang you knew

They still think of you

As a rounder in your old home town

Don't mind the grey in your hair

Just think of the fun you had puttin' it there

And as for that old book of time

Boy, you never skipped a page

So, don't be ashamed of your age

Brother, don't be ashamed of your age

Now listen mr smith and mr brown

Don't let the years get you down

'Cause life ain't begun until you're forty some

That's when you really start to go to town

Now don't wish that you were a lad

Why boy, you've lost more girls

Than they've ever had

And once more you've graduated

From that ol' stubborn stage

So, don't be ashamed of your age

Brother, don't be ashamed of your age

We are living longer, better and more enjoyable lives than at any other time in modern history. Let's all be thankful for the blessings of God and how he works through science, nutrition and health care. I am having a lot of enjoyment and tons of fun. I am not ashamed of my age.

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