HAPPY NEW YEAR
Having a wonderful wife and partner for nearing 60 years who is suffering with Dementia has changed my life. We have lived the American dream together and happy.. If you have followed this blog I have shared many highlights of our trip through life. I will celebrate my 90th birthday next August. Reading the article that follows brought many memories to this old man. I joined the US Navy at 17 and served 3.5 of my 5 years on active duty.
My families have grown to currently number 57 with two new great grandchildren this year. My oldest of five females and two sons is now 70. It would be difficult and require over 1200 words to just identify the successes of my CLAN. Currently there are five Doctors, will be six next May, three lawyers, a CPA, five Educators, three Nurses, Managers, Engineers. My education, experience and knowledge includes; Registered Professional Engineer by exam; Master of Science in Business 3.92 GPA and Member of Mensa and Intertel by exam.
I served on subcommittees and was Chairman of the Main Committee for Offshore Oil and Gas Surface and Subsurface Safety Valves for five years (ANSI/ASME SPPE-1/-2)
I have been blessed with a dream life; traveled to 32 countries, worked in 23; worked in or visited 49 States; worked 32 years in management for Lockheed-Martin and Halliburton; started eight businesses in four countries and retired 1-1-1994. Flew over four million miles including one trip of 35,000 miles around the world in seven weeks. I have been to Tokyo 35 times and never set foot outside Narita airport
Please enjoy this wonderful walk through events during my life. This could be my swansong as recent events have left me little or limited time to continue my writing. I have enjoyed my 1300 articles and my thanks to Mr. Freddie Keel for urging me to share my writing ability with others some 10 years ago.
Donald Trump is my hero. Clyde Brewer
THIS IS US!
This is…all true…and we are armed with weapons, many of us have used. You listening, governor of Virginia?
Every household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time.
We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and we have grown old together.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which enabled us to lead America into the technological age.
Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.
We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off.
We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so.
We wore the uniform of our country with pride, and lost many friends on the battlefield.
We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”
We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag.
We know the words to the “Star Spangled Banner,” “America,” and “America the Beautiful” by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing.
We have lived what many of you should have read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us.
We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us.
We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep.
There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.
You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing, but “Hype and Lies” from your college professors.
You youngsters need to taste socialism and see evil face to face to understand you don’t like it after all.
You make a lot of noise, most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting.
Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse.
With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have enough sense to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’
Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2016 we took back our nation.
We may drive a little slower than you would like, but we get where we’re going, and in 2020, we’re driving to the polls by the millions.
So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor your country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Gray-Haired Brigade.”
Footnote: This is right on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this still great county.
Can you feel the ground shaking??? It’s not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.
I have no idea who wrote this and if you know please advise me so I can give credits, please.
Again, Happy New Year C W Brewer 1-1-20