The Geezers Emeritus are all remarkably lucky in how their children grew into their places in the world. By and large, we all count ourselves blessed to have sired good-spirited, talented, morally upright human beings. We also acknowledge that this is mostly because the geezer wives are all so damned good as parents. Had they modeled themselves after the male ancestors....well, it's better not to entertain that thought.
Not every geezer is this lucky though. A retired British naval officer became so disgusted with the quality of his own offspring that he issued a public letter that in effect disowns them and "outs" them as selfish louts. Check out this story , originally printed in the daily telegraph, but reprinted many dozens of times since then.