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There are more than 80 roses in this article's photo. The picture is posted to honor the octogenarians in the Raider Nation.

Did you smirk? Some of you, young "whipper snappers" need to learn how to honor the seniors in our midst. Sometimes it seems we are too busy and too selfish to do so. What is encouraging is that there are many young people who do honor their elders.

When I think about the recent birthday of Al Davis, who turned 81 years old, I have to admit that I wonder what he did to get a chance to live so long. Did he eat right? Did he think right? Did he live right? The questions go on and on.

Recently I heard a talk about a former Nigerian president's favorite words of wisdom. He said, "Teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom."

Then the speaker did a calculation. So, I am going to apply this little lesson to the Oakland Raiders.

Since Al Davis has lived 81 years, we would multiply 81 times 365. It equals more than 29,000 days. Now, for about 2,555 of those days, the Oakland R...

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