President Ronald Reagan wanted it just for them. A special day to show respect and appreciation for our elders. August 21 is Senior Citizens Day.
Seniors are our national treasures, and there is nothing they like more than special days to remind them they’re old.
I guess it’s nice having your own holiday, but should you really feel so special? Frankenstein Day is next week. Maybe today is offered more as a token than anything worthy of a celebration.
It’s not a holiday in the true sense. There is no break or reprieve from anything – you’re still old. There has to be some benefit to getting old, but dentures, varicose veins, and wrinkles sure isn’t it.
Tooth Fairy Day is the day after Senior Citizens Day. Coincidence? I think not. Seems a bit cruel, don’t you think? If only that little minx gave as good as she got!
Without this presidential-declared holiday, you wouldn’t get half-priced coffee, you would be paying the same as the young and spry. Senior discounts are one of the niceties of growing old; everybody loves a bargain.
Maybe you’ll meet in the day room for an ice cream social or bombard the local Baskin-Robbins, just to be able to say you really tore it up on Senior Citizens Day.
Oh well, the gesture is nice. I quote from popular actress Betty White, “Age is just a number and people need to get over it.” I guess every day one wakes up is a holiday when you’re a senior citizen. It’s another break from the inevitable.