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#1 MG Brown

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:30 PM

It's not a bad thing to be called an Old Fart.

 
Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the National Anthem, Old Farts remove their hats and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.
 
Old Farts remember World War II, Normandy , Spitfires and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Bomb, Vietnam , the Korean War, the Cold War, the Moon Landing and all the Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005.
 
If you bump into an Old Fart on the pavement, he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are polite, particularly to women.
 
Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
 
Old Farts get embarrassed if someone swears in front of women and children and they don't like any filthy language on TV.
 
Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag except about their children and grandchildren.
 
It's the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the Air Force, Marines, Army, and Navy.   
 
This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.
 
We need them now more than ever.
 
Thank Goodness for Old Farts!

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#2 Tom Eatherly

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:54 PM

Thanks for that MG, very nice. That means most here like me! Awesome!

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

Very nice!

 

Perhaps people may want to suggest and/or vote on recommendations for the 2020 edition of a new award:

 

My Favorite Old Fart

 

I'd like to nominate Ben Stein from Ferris Buller's Day off and Win Ben Stein's Money for the inaugural 2020 award.


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 02:46 PM

It just dawned on me that "old farts" are easy to spot for another reason. And is a very appropriate name for us older folks. We rip unintentional farts and they do tend to smell old.  Maybe "fart old" would be more accurate.


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 02:59 PM

Very nice!

 

Perhaps people may want to suggest and/or vote on recommendations for the 2020 edition of a new award:

 

My Favorite Old Fart

 

 

Do they still have the "Geezer" G7 race at the USRA Division 1 Nats?


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Posted 04 June 2020 - 10:46 AM

Nice list, MG. Not sure about “ sings without embarrassment “ lol. But I sing. Thank goodness you didn’t include “Dances without embarrassment “. Though my wife (who loves to dance) says I often danced when we were first dating. Of course, those were the times where we may have imbibed quite a bit more than I could handle now. I just can’t quite remember.

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 06:17 PM

 

 

Do they still have the "Geezer" G7 race at the USRA Division 1 Nats?

 

The name's changed to Old Fart's race....


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Posted 07 June 2020 - 07:33 PM

I was talking to an old buddy that was a world champion at one time about the USRA Geezer races, he cautioned me stating that it is a tough field. With many of those guys running very hard despite their age and they don't care about trashing equipment at this point in their lives. That convinced me if I ever got to a race again that is what I would focus on, just let it all hang out.

 

As I roll up to the track to qualify in my walker I'll try my best not to trip over anyone's cane. Oh, never trust a fart.

 

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