Thursday, 20 November 2014

Proud to be an 'Old Fart'!

When I first set up my blog I was a little hesitant about including 'boring old fart' in the title, but as it is a description that has been levelled at me in jest, (who am I kidding!), on a number of occasions both by relatives and others, I thought, sod it, I'll go ahead..... that is probably what I am!

Today a relative sent me this and after reading it, I felt proud to be one!

'Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them.

Old Farts remember World War II, Dunkirk,Pearl Harbour, Tobruk, Kokoda, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam and Timor.

If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk 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 courtly 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 curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.

Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or 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 military serving their country.

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 God for Old Farts!

I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder to find them.'


  1. Maybe I am an Old Fart myself. Hope so!

  2. Count me a member of the Old Farts Club

  3. If women can be old farts, then I'm one of them too - and proud to be so. Pity there aren't more of them !! Your French Sister