Mary King: Don’t forget to thank the ‘old folks’ |

Mary King: Don’t forget to thank the ‘old folks’

Reinette Senum’s column in The Union was an insult to grandparents.

First, what new change does she want for the 20 to 30 year olds? Haven’t we just gone through seven years of change? Second, probably the car the 18- and “older youths” are driving belongs to Grandma or Grandpa or is financed or co-signed by them. Also, who bought the last tank of gas?

Third, how many of the “youths” have bothered to thank Grandma and Grandpa for their last Christmas or birthday check? They may also thank them for the college fund and savings account that was set up for them at birth.

I am sure the diaper changing (for the old folks) will be done by a well-paid attendant in a rest home. Most of them (the old folks) never asked for free diapers while raising their children either.

I hope that the voter registration sponsored by The Union, League of Women Voters, schools and businesses will be successful and non-partisan. We have a wonderful generation of young people that will decide the future of this country. Just don’t forget the old folks that have kept it free so far. By the way, I love being a grandmother.

Mary King

Grass Valley

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