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7 Ways Chivalry Won’t Die

Being an old-fashioned gentleman is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact if every man used a dose every now and then, chivalry won’t die.

A couple weeks ago I took my bride to see ‘Old Fashioned’. While many people flocked to see 50 shades of grey I chose some old fashioned chivalry.

Now I am not a perfect man by any means. I can say that I do try though. Being raised in the south. I would like to think I was raised right. I learned manners and respect at a young age. I watched how my dad treated my mom and how his dad treated his mom.

My heart hurts for those who have no role model worthy to follow.

I am one of those people that says ‘thank you’ when you refill my sweet tea, and yes only sweet tea will do. If you happen to sneeze, automatically you get a ‘God Bless you!’ Not only because it is polite but because I truly pray He will.

When I say ‘ya’ll’ i am being inclusive not ignorant. If I open the door or pull out your chair. It is not because I think you are incapable. It is because I am able and respect you. As a man I will continue to do the same until I am no longer able.

I stopped to pick up some barbecue at my local Sonny’s a few nights ago. As we left the pick up window I opened the truck door for my wife. A middle age colored gentleman stopped me. ‘ Wow that is rare, you make me proud!’ He explained how kids these days have no respect. I politely responded ‘I have opened it for her for the past 12 plus years and will always do the same.’ You see chivalry is not dead, least not yet.