Sometimes older folk get the short end of the stick. Society expects elderly women to be everyone’s favorite grandmother- knitting sweaters and baking cookies. And old men? Why of course they must be busy playing Bingo or doing crossword puzzles in their EZ-chairs. But one spunky old man makes it his mission to debunk this stereotype, which to him, couldn’t be further from the truth.
Our Gazette shared this funny story about a quick-witted old man.
Read about it below.
An elderly man in Louisiana owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, to look it over, as he hadn’t been there for a while.
Before he went, he grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.
As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he got closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.
He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end.
One of the women shouted to him, “We’re not coming out until you leave!”
The old man replied, “I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.”
Holding the bucket up, he said… “I’m here to feed the alligator!”
The lesson? Don’t judge anyone based on appearances. This man proves that people can be ageless. Sure, he may have had a few more birthdays than most, but his mind is still as sharp as ever. This story is just another reminder…don’t mess with senior citizens!
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