Now we know ! True man

What is meant by the modern term referred to as “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”…The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri.

 The following are copies of four telegrams between President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.

 The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received at the end of the war – not a word has been added or deleted!

 (1) Tokyo, Japan   0800-September 1,1945

 To: President Harry S Truman 

From: General D A MacArthur

 Tomorrow we meet with those yellow-bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions?

 (2) Washington, D C   1300-September 1, 1945

 To: D A MacArthur

From: H S Truman Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!

 (3) Tokyo, Japan  1630-September 1, 1945

 To: H S Truman

From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz 

Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?

 (4) Washington, D C  2120-September 1, 1945

 To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz

From: H S Truman

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!            

 Now, with special thanks to the Truman Museum and Harry himself, you and I finally have a full understanding of what ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ really means…..

LUNCH and then it was winter

This came as an email to my In Box. Soul searching? I felt I should share these thoughts.


You know. . . time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is… the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise…How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me…but, I see the great change…Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant…but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore… it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will… I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so…now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…this I know, that when it’s over on this earth…its over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done…things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life…so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life” is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.

  • BE HAPPY !

Remember “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.





ü Your kids are becoming you……but your grandchildren are perfect!

ü Going out is good.. Coming home is better!

ü You forget names…. But it’s OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

ü You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…. especially golf.

ü The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.

ü You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”.

ü You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch.

ü You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???

ü Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere. ü You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!

ü What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

ü Everybody whispers.

ü You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.

But Old is good in some things:

Ø Old Songs,  Ø Old movies, and best of all,  Ø OLD FRIENDS!!

Share with other “Old Friends!” and let them laugh in AGREEMENT!!!
It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

How can we get more folk to be Tech Savvy?

Content and posts on a BLOG site are for all Super Adults and Seniors. Unfortunately it is only available to the “tech savvy” elders. This is the same for much of the information available to older folk today.

Perhaps those of us who are “tech savvy” could embark on a crusade to help more people appreciate the possibilities of exploiting smart phones, tablets & laptops. There are options for those who do not own a tech device to acquire them at reasonable prices. (Contact Ageing? Muse with me? if you would like some direction.)

Choices of where and how to learn are widening. Ace Community College deliver FREE Tech Savvy courses for those over 60. Tuition covers PC and Apple devices. But unfortunately this is only available in northern New South Wales and the Gold Coast Queensland.

Do you know someone with little or no tech skills. Could you help them on their way to keep in touch with friends and family more easily and explore the world with technology. Could this be a new “best friend” for someone you know to stay connected.

Share any free options you might know about please.

Benefits of being informed

Keeping in touch is about maintaining contact with family and friends of course, but it is so much more. We benefit from knowing what is happening in our neighborhood, suburb, town, city, state, country and the world. Knowing what is happening not only keeps us informed but provided something to talk about. News programs are not necessarily the best option to be objectively informed. They tend to lean to the dramatic, featuring crime, accidents, terrorism, drugs and violence where a wide range of information can be quickly and easily sourced. It is a bonus when you find something that can add a smile to your day.

Take some time out to view this video. My source is National Seniors. Enjoy and be sure to wait for the end. Well worth the effort.

Let’s know what you thought.