Our meetings are usually quite short. We try to avoid nap time during the business portion of the gathering. Although snoring is usually not heard by the members without their hearing aids. Those with hearing
aids often forget to turn them on. Our sergeant of arms checks those napping to be sure they have not passed on. Never say ‘dead’ or ‘terminal’ to those in their golden years. These meetings end on a high note when members are tasked
with making a ‘bucket list’. Another fun activity is finding out who had the most titles. You know, chief, doctor, judge, colonel, boss, and yes, grandpa, grandma, dad, mom, uncle, auntie make the list. We like sing-alongs together. It can be frustrating
when no one remembers the words, where they live, or who they are in the middle of a song. Our meetings end when someone mentions all the jobs at home, doctor appointments, shopping needs, and yard work, they have to do that day, realizing only some of those
expectations will be done by the end of the day. And so…. You all may be interested in forming a chapter of O.L.D. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for you and your friends. We are currently forming a new chapter here in Sinclairville, New York. I would give
you the mailing address for our national headquarters so you could request membership cards, but I forgot it.