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"Thank you grandfather for the victory" and not only about this

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This morning I walked on the square in our Moscow region military town with a 3 month old child who was sleeping in a wheelchair, and observed the following picture: an old grandfather walks near the bushes, sees nothing and grooves his way in front of him. And it moves as if from the side, to nowhere. On the square in the morning there are few people, but young mommies with children and rare passersby walk. All anything, but that's just all the grandfather somehow do not care.


I went up to him and asked: "Grandfather, will you take somewhere?" And he answered me: “Oh, son, I want to go to the store, yes, I got lost. I didn’t leave the apartment for half a year, so now I have to take a walk, and buy something. I went through the whole war, and then I got lost at home at myself. " I bring it to the store and continue to take sunbathing with my daughter. Near the sandbox, one young mother asks: "Has this grandfather come to visit you?" I answer her: "No, this is a veteran of World War II, local, blind." The saleswoman then takes him out of the store, and the guestbook is trying to get through and gently bypass the veteran of a guest worker from Central Asia. The seller asked him to bring the grandfather to the house and went to the workplace. Djigit led him to the end of the stairs and on his own business. Grandfather wandered through the square and again began to get lost in the environment. The people on the square popribavilos, but to the misfortune of an elderly person also remained indifferent.

I came up again and asked: "Grandfather, where do you live? Let me see you off!" It turned out that he lives nearby, meters in 400's. Taking him by the elbow, I with the stroller in one hand, with the veteran in the other, set off. Along the way, he told me about his partisan detachment, on which front he fought, who was his commander, how he studied as a sniper, then got to mortar, how they took a small German city and half of the personnel mowed down German machine gunners. It turned out that he knows all the commanders of the military unit in which I serve, starting with the very first. How he worked here as a welder, how many worked in the service of IES. That he has children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but they do not come to visit him.

I brought him home, sat down on a bench to rest, wished health, long life, thanked for the Victory and went about my business further. I’m going, I think, and it was so insulting for our veterans, and so ashamed of the people around them. They are remembered only once a year on May 9. Even if native people visit them occasionally, then the rest of them are not needed. And about others, I have already said above.
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  1. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 3 June 2013 06: 01 New
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    Grandfather under 90? To collect all of his relatives who had the opportunity to fall a cloudy drop from his father's dick thanks to his merits and deeds and even poke his face in something am That would not be forgotten thanks to whom they appeared in this world soldier drinks
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 3 June 2013 07: 57 New
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      Quote: Ruslan67
      Grandfather under 90? To collect all of his relatives who had the opportunity to fall a cloudy drop from his father's dick thanks to his merits and deeds and even poke his face in something am That would not be forgotten thanks to whom they appeared in this world soldier drinks


      It will not help, it’s the most “poke your face at something,” although even your hands itch to carry out this procedure at a high level. These cattle will recoup after you know on whom. Yes, and they are already lost, they can not be re-educated! But the grandfathers grandfathers - another question! Here would not be missed, not let them become such creatures.
      1. domokl
        domokl 3 June 2013 09: 26 New
        +7
        Quote: Hudo
        These cattle will recoup after you know on whom
        You can condemn us ... Everyone ... And grandfather relatives and people around us. But the problem, probably, is different. I scattered the lives of children in different regions, and even countries. Here is the problem not only of veterans, but of all old people. One they stay often. Each house must have a couple of them. They live from postcard to postcard ... The children themselves are pensioners, there is no time for grandchildren.
        Probably the question has arisen of creating villages or even towns for such lonely people. So that they live next to shops, with hospitals, cinemas, etc. So that there are no corpses found in the apartments months after death ..
        1. Aventurinka
          Aventurinka 3 June 2013 11: 14 New
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          Oh oh Here my old men are taken away to themselves when it becomes clear that it’s already hard for them. And I know that I’ll take it sooner or later. And I will raise children the same way.
          In children, the problem, and in parents. If he is absolutely lonely, then there is already no comment. But if not, then here, I'm sorry ...
          The heirs will immediately show up for the apartment, and how to pick up a grandfather, he "scattered the lives of children."
        2. ed65b
          ed65b 3 June 2013 11: 51 New
          +4
          That's for sure, if you are scattered around a big country, then it’s problematic to get expensive tickets to visit on vacation. If children are not oligarchs, it’s hard to get out. And with family it is impossible. And neighbors should help grandfather. In big cities, people are little known. that's all and FSUs.
        3. Pushkar
          Pushkar 3 June 2013 12: 37 New
          +3
          Quote: domokl
          Quote: Hudo
          These cattle will recoup after you know on whom

          Probably the question has arisen of creating villages or even towns for such lonely people. So that they live next to shops, with hospitals, cinemas, etc. So that there are no corpses found in the apartments months after death ..
          You are probably young, if you think so. In an elderly person, his whole life is children, grandchildren, i.e. these are the youngest. Years took away friends, comrades, and even his beloved wife. Take him from the young to a comfortable ghetto and all the strings connecting him with life will be torn, terrible loneliness will come. And from these ghettos, but essentially "nursing homes", there will be only one way out - forward with your feet to the numbered grave. It's simple, love the old people, they love you.
      2. Apostle
        Apostle 3 June 2013 09: 53 New
        10
        Thanks to the author for the article and for not missing Grandfather! A small, ordinary feat !!!!
    2. Rusi dolaze
      Rusi dolaze 3 June 2013 09: 44 New
      +1
      I fully support!
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    4. Joker
      Joker 3 June 2013 12: 17 New
      +6
      They are remembered only once a year on May 9.

      Yeah, if they recall 9. They turned the holiday into an extra reason to snooze like a pig. am The whole trouble is in ourselves, and not in the authorities, we do not care about everything and everyone, for that we have learned to constantly whine and blame all the troubles of everyone around us, but not ourselves, as a result we blame, blame and somehow no one is to blame all white and fluffy.
      1. alexkross83
        alexkross83 3 June 2013 20: 57 New
        0
        From a memorial day, they turned it into a “Christmas” week of drinking and drinking young replenishment ... and most importantly, they spent a couple of days with the need to go to the cottage ...
    5. edge
      edge 3 June 2013 14: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: Ruslan67
      Grandfather under 90? To collect all of his relatives who had the opportunity to fall a cloudy drop from his father's dick thanks to his merits and deeds and even poke his face in something

      What do you want, we have been cultivating freaks for 20 years, who don’t remember kinship, in the American type and likeness ..........
  2. fenix57
    fenix57 3 June 2013 06: 06 New
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    ++++! Thanks to the author for the truth!
    Thanks to ALL VETERANS OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR! LOW YOU BOW ..


    I am ashamed of the callousness and callousness of local officials at various levels (I am sure in many regions).
    1. Nick
      Nick 3 June 2013 07: 31 New
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      Quote: fenix57
      I am ashamed of the callousness and callousness of local officials at various levels (I am sure in many regions).

      The matter is not so much in the officials as in ourselves ... Sometimes we are shy to provide help, show sympathy, participation and not only to veterans ...
  3. Vanek
    Vanek 3 June 2013 06: 19 New
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    I will not comment on those around ...

    Author ... no words. More would be like you.

    Regards, Ivan.

    Hello to everyone. hi
    1. Ruslan67
      Ruslan67 3 June 2013 06: 23 New
      +5
      Quote: Vanek
      Hello to everyone.

      hello Ivan hi I already do not have enough censorship words for all this, although the vocabulary is slightly different from the Elloch-cannibalistic wassat
      1. Armata
        Armata 3 June 2013 09: 12 New
        +5
        Hi Ivan. This is just a trend. Indifference in society is growing. And the less such indifferent, the greater the opportunity for Russia to rise "as they like to speak from their knees right now." Personally, I never stood on them and do not intend to be in front of anyone, there are a lot of just such people who did not kneel. Remember, we will not kneel while there are people who will help our neighbor. By the way the question. And where do social welfare authorities look?
        1. redwar6
          redwar6 3 June 2013 12: 27 New
          +5
          They look at the wallet, probably. They don’t care about people ..
        2. pavlec007
          3 June 2013 20: 04 New
          +1
          Quote: Mechanic
          By the way the question. And where do social welfare authorities look?

          Well, how can I say, here the Slavyanka was supposed to clean up the territory from garbage, I saw them from the force 2 times. Military camp, near the Moscow Big Ring, between the Kiev highway and Minsk.
          1. Armata
            Armata 3 June 2013 20: 30 New
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            Quote: pavlec007
            Well, how can I say, here the Slavyanka was supposed to clean up the territory from garbage, I saw them from the force 2 times. Military camp, near the Moscow Big Ring, between the Kiev highway and Minsk.
            Sorry, but everywhere. Beggars stand with one foot type, such as veterans.
  4. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 3 June 2013 06: 31 New
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    It is useless to heat up. And the matter is not only that grandfather is a veteran. Are there few such simply old people abandoned by their relatives. What can be said of those who have been abandoned when today quite often there are sayings that the elderly do not need to live at all, that they are a burden on society. Unfortunately, this position is supported by more and more young people. If not so radical, then at least most people think that for the sake of a career (or rather for the sake of money) you can leave the elderly. Only after all, life shows that the one who chased after the money will never stop, he will always have few of them. And having come to that very line, when in 60 he will understand how he was wrong. Who will only understand and regret it, who will help?
    1. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell 3 June 2013 19: 01 New
      0
      "... that the elderly do not need to live at all, that they are a burden on society. Unfortunately, more and more young people support this position ..."

      Incomprehensible in its monstrosity and at the same time, bitter truth. After all, this opinion did not arise from scratch? Could these weeds come from the proper upbringing?
  5. mogus
    mogus 3 June 2013 06: 32 New
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    every family has its black sheep.
    When my grandfather came down, he looked after him alone. Somehow, my brother-student ... Mom got into oncology. It was necessary to resort to lunch in the morning before work, and to change diapers / diapers in the evening. He fed when his brother lacked patience (actually, he never had the patience). After studying, his brother needs to work, but his relatives did not help him. What was he thinking? And those who abandon their? Life will punish you anyway.
    1. Gari
      Gari 3 June 2013 10: 16 New
      +7
      Quote: mogus
      Life will punish you anyway.

      No matter what, I believe in supreme justice

      The worst crime we can commit against people is not to hate them,
      and to treat them indifferently; this is the essence of inhumanity.
      1. edge
        edge 3 June 2013 14: 36 New
        +2
        Quote: Gari
        and to treat them indifferently; this is the essence of inhumanity

        it is in this direction that gay guys try to pull us
        1. Gari
          Gari 3 June 2013 14: 53 New
          +1
          Quote: hert
          it is in this direction that gay guys try to pull us


          Let themselves where they want to pull or pull -
          we must preserve our traditions, our upbringing received from our parents and pass on to our children
  6. Truffoff
    Truffoff 3 June 2013 06: 45 New
    +9
    And we, pioneers, looked after all the veterans in the district.
    We knew everything about them, where they live, where relatives, features
    diet. The pioneer squad was divided into "stars", and each "star" was responsible for
    their veterans. If our "grandfather" himself went to the store ??!, they would probably have gone from school.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 3 June 2013 06: 58 New
      +7
      Quote: Truffoff
      And we, pioneers, looked after all the veterans in the district.

      There was a time, but it passed. It depends on the school curriculum whether the schoolchildren will know where veterans live in the district or not. We have at some porches hanging leaflets where and in which apartment the veterans live (lived). But the residents themselves do it, without a pointer from the top. Seeing that the youth are dumb, they themselves are trying to rectify the situation. But from local housing and communal services such sheets are often torn off.
      1. Ruslan67
        Ruslan67 3 June 2013 06: 59 New
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        local housing and communal services

        Maybe TSJ? what
      2. Danafxnumx
        Danafxnumx 3 June 2013 16: 58 New
        0
        Is this a tip for thieves?
    2. waisson
      waisson 3 June 2013 07: 19 New
      +6
      we had a star on every veteran’s house. So, not only did we go to the store, but I lived in the village, it was our duty to bring water to help the housework. And for us it was not a burden. Then, after a cup of tea, we opened the house and listened to different history
  7. Egoza
    Egoza 3 June 2013 07: 42 New
    +9
    Many thanks to the author!
    And a very good reminder for all of us, and for those who are close to us. Even if they care about us, that is, those who are completely forgotten! And how not to remember the good Soviet times when really schoolchildren from an early age were taught to respect veterans. And so brought up the indifferent! As soon as they decided that it was "not necessary", that it was necessary to educate "not the creator, but the consumer," they got a well-fed, dumb, and callous soul. And they also have the audacity to shout about "Soviet propaganda" and "treating children in the Soviet spirit." But they did it right!
  8. Captain Vrungel
    Captain Vrungel 3 June 2013 07: 44 New
    +6
    The cause must be eradicated. That which made us callous, indifferent. Weaned to rejoice and smile. An ordinary act to help those in need of help was an exception to the rule. Heartless officials and bureaucrats. all of us. So we are.
  9. Egoza
    Egoza 3 June 2013 07: 56 New
    +7
    Blind
    People without seeing themselves
    Not noticing the shops in the square,
    The street is blind
    Touching the earth with a wand.

    Pushed him
    Will go forward
    And immediately, in a hurry to intervene,
    Some sighted will call
    Be sensitive
    And don't push around.

    But I hear his voice,
    Silent in a human buzz:
    - Push around ... It's nothing ...
    I will know
    What's next are people.
    http://rupoem.ru/fedorovV/all.aspx#lyudej-ne-vidya
  10. mushtuc
    mushtuc 3 June 2013 08: 47 New
    +4
    It's a shame to tears from such indifference.
  11. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 3 June 2013 08: 53 New
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    "Thank the granfather for the victory!"
    I wish all those who hung St. George’s tapes on cars and wrote them down with the correct slogans acted as the author of the article. I want to say THANKS to Pavel Sergeev for real respect for veterans, and just for the elderly.
    PS I also took two St. George ribbons. I took one to my father's grave. He is a war veteran and died on May 9th. I gave the other to my brother. He took his father-in-law to the grave, which became disabled in the war.
  12. stroporez
    stroporez 3 June 2013 10: 53 New
    0
    "the message contains an unacceptable text for publication" --- citizens are admins, where and how to send you this text, so you explained to me the fool that it is inadmissible !!! ??????????
    1. Joker
      Joker 3 June 2013 13: 50 New
      0
      Aha, I'm not the only one wink I remember I dialed a large message several times and they didn’t let me add it, it writes the same as yours, I found the 20 minutes by trial and error, what the site swears laughing
  13. avia12005
    avia12005 3 June 2013 10: 53 New
    +7
    It would be better instead of the Olympics in Sochi - ALL VETERANS ANNUALLY THERE FOR FREE RELAX !!! soldier
  14. Mhpv
    Mhpv 3 June 2013 11: 50 New
    +3
    Well, if even now, stickers that have become so fashionable on cars like “Thank you for grandfather for victory” are turned into the object of ridicule “Thank you for grandfather for lunch,” you saw one in a car and he doesn’t care what is written there, drives, doesn’t erase, then what can we say about the attitude to the same veterans.
    In general, the fish rots from the head and the attitude towards veterans among people is exactly the same as that of the state.
  15. Homeless
    Homeless 3 June 2013 12: 52 New
    +5
    It's me, with my dad on Victory Day in Riga. It was the year before last. This year did not work, dad broke the neck of the hip joint on January 1 visiting my older brother, his eldest son. He walks home little by little, there is a woman coming - a neighbor, she cooks him food, washes his clothes. I come once a week, wash him in the bathroom, then we sit and drink tea, Dad talks about the war all the time. God willing this year will be 92 years old. He started the war in October 1941 under Moscow, two wounds, one heavy in the back with fragments. This year in Riga, more than 200 thousand came to the Liberators Monument. Today, only 690 thousand live in Riga and there was a million before the collapse. Latvia received a big .op, and this Victory Day, really the only holiday that unites all Russian-speaking people. I am Russian, my father is a Siberian, but his service so developed that he resigned in Riga in 1972. And then at one point we became powerless. I want to thank Russia so much for that she did not forget her Great Veterans World War II.
  16. Homeless
    Homeless 3 June 2013 12: 59 New
    0
    This is how the Liberator’s monument looks like on May 9 in Riga, this small part doesn’t have panoramic photography. 200000 people came to pay tribute to the heroes, for us it is a celebration of unity. This year the “Time Machine” came to the festival and gave a concert right at the monument, thanks them for it.
  17. Homeless
    Homeless 3 June 2013 13: 07 New
    +2
    Why didn’t the photo attach, I’ll try again.
    This is how the Liberator’s monument looks like on May 9 in Riga, this small part doesn’t have panoramic photography. 200000 people came to pay tribute to the heroes, for us it is a celebration of unity. This year the “Time Machine” came to the festival and gave a concert right at the monument, thanks them for it.
  18. Black
    Black 3 June 2013 13: 36 New
    +1
    The heart-wise in youth reap a crop of indifference in old age.
  19. fartfraer
    fartfraer 3 June 2013 14: 09 New
    +2
    I remember here they proved that patriotism is to impose the St. George ribbon (or even a few pieces), without even knowing what it means.
    the topic of the post is closely intertwined, they will fasten ribbons, and grandfathers, veterans (and not only grandfathers, in general all elderly people) are not noticed.
    I apologize, maybe not quite on the topic
  20. pavlec007
    3 June 2013 14: 12 New
    +1
    Grandfather 89. He invited me to visit him, take me to read military diaries and notes. Agreed with ZNS the other day let's go see him.
  21. sys-1985
    sys-1985 3 June 2013 14: 14 New
    0
    Each of us needs to expel indifference and indifference every day. This article is a mirror, if not all, but most .... Sorry!
  22. Pablo_K
    Pablo_K 3 June 2013 18: 25 New
    +1
    My friends arrived in Siberia during the Soviet era, a few years ago
    brought from Ukraine a grandfather, a war veteran.
    Then, about 3 years, they made out his citizenship.
    We have a lot in words but in reality it is not enough.
    And the state takes care of the veterans more in words, and we ourselves unfortunately
    more according to fashion we write on machines "THANKS TO GRANDFATHER FOR VICTORY"
    In 95, the last veteran retired from our team and we congratulated him to death on his birthday and on his victory.
    Is it hard to do this?
  23. sprut
    sprut 3 June 2013 19: 35 New
    0
    Thank the granfather for the victory!!!!!
  24. vlbelugin
    vlbelugin 3 June 2013 21: 21 New
    +2
    When asked veterans to take a picture with them, they were pleased. I thanked them very much for the victory, for life. And I was surprised at their answer. They thanked me for being there. Probably getting old. I almost broke a tear. These are the people!
  25. AntonR7
    AntonR7 3 June 2013 22: 54 New
    +1
    We are indebted to our grandfathers, I hope that we and our children will be able to preserve the bright memory of this war and their exploits and will not let us rewrite the history not only of this war, but also of other events in our great and beautiful country.
  26. Gavril
    Gavril 4 June 2013 10: 36 New
    0
    My neighbor was an old man, I couldn’t go out on the street myself, I bought him products on the list. So, while I lived there (for more than a year) no one came to him, then on New Year’s grandfather died - he had asthma. And imagine, two weeks later, in his room settled "niece" with his hahalom.