Whitfield: Sun City seniors should remember their childhood

Question: Were none of you seniors ever children?

What is wrong with you all that are objecting to children being anywhere in Sun City? Seems to me being around the golf area is preventing the children from playing on those stupid electronic devices that are zapping their brains, because now they cannot carry on a decent conversation in person, and whenever you ask them something they don’t know they just say, “Let me Google it!”

I have already gone to the 56th Wing Commander of Luke Air Force Base because this Air Force is in trouble when the airmen have to carry on human-to-human conversations. They also do not have a clue as to reading the street signs to return to the barracks so they can continue to play on a machine instead of interacting with another human.

So what if the children run around the golf area, didn’t you? So what if the parents need a break from the children with energy levels high from the coffee they feed their young, and their poor parents are stretched to the limit? I thank God every day my twice widowed mother was able to corral five children all by herself, get us educated and none of us ended up in jail. She and I have accomplished these tasks without having a cell phone (until about a month ago for me). She and I had no tablet or computer, just the use of our brains, which God gave man to use, not abuse.

Again, did you suddenly come out of your mother’s womb and instantly become a grouchy old person?

Because of my past experience living on Wrangler Drive from September 2013 to October 2016, I immediately started receiving anonymous hate mail, letters describing how awful my Christmas decorations were, and the hate mail continued until the day we left for California in 2016. I had consulted this newspaper about the horrible experience I endured during our stint on Wrangler, and the cowards who mailed letters to me will be dealt with, I’m sure.

I saw my husband die in our bed in Oceanside. Within four days I had packed everything, minus the clothing I donated to veterans groups, and moved back to my home state of Arizona to start life alone. Alzheimer’s is relentless, it will succeed. But reading the articles and seeing for myself, I see nothing has changed in Sun City with some people who continue to harass and make life miserable for others. Others want to have a little fun at some point in their lives, since time is running out.

Children are onlu childlike for a tiny blip on their journey of life, but forever for an adult. Let’s hope some of you senior adults can remember what it feels like to have fun!

Here’s to youthful laughter in us all! Happy New year and let’s begin fresh in 2019!

Ferris Sydney Whitfield


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