Anniversary Golden Oldies

I love old people. They wouldn’t hurt a flea. Wish we could get some of these violent protestors to follow their lead.

I’m amazed and perplexed at the number of young people today who apparently are willing to riot, loot, set fires, bash windows, pull down statues, vandalize, beat up people with 2×4’s, shout the “f” word every second, and so forth.

We only get a blip of time here on Earth. I used to be in a folksinging group, which we called “A Moment’s Sunlight,” from a song about how short our lives are in the scheme of things, so we should come together and love one another. Instead of that, these rioters and looters are willing to spend their “moment of sunlight” doing all those horrible things to other people and their country? That’s their legacy, their claim to fame, how they want to be remembered?

If I’m upset about it, I can imagine how the elderly must feel. Many widows, like my mom, had husbands who fought in World War II against violence and evil, defending our freedoms. It must be devastating for them to see these people doing stuff every bit as bad as the Nazis and communists, right here in our own country.

Where did these people LEARN all these evil acts, anyway?

Now, my mom and the other golden oldies in the “home” get together (with proper social distancing, of course) to play cards quite often. I asked her what game they’ve been playing. It is:


Of course, for Mom and the bluehairs, that’s a complete joke. That’s an ironic name that is the opposite of how these innocent, sweet, little old ladies act in real life.

On our big cities’ streets, though, because of these violent domestic terrorists, it’s unfortunately far from a joke. Spite and malice are personnified. Where did they learn to act that way? Tell you what: not in Sunday School, and not in Grandma’s lap.

Hope somebody takes their cards away soon and stops their game. Hope and pray that these young people will have a massive change of heart. Hope that they start acting like the children of God that they are or should be. Let them mature and finish their lives with no spite and malice in their hearts, only peace and love.


But now ye also put off all these:

anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,

filthy communication out of your mouth.

— Colossians 3:8

By Susan Darst Williams • 6/20/2020 • • © 2020