Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jester: The Old Rancher

Jackie Poff
Stroke Survivors Tattler
Mr. Peabody, the local banker, saw his old friend Tom, an 80-year-old rancher, in town.

Tom had lost his wife the year before. Rumour had it he was marrying a 'mail order' bride.

Mr. Peabody asked Tom if the rumour was true.

Tom replied, "Yes, it is true."

Mr. Peabody asked, "May I ask the age of your new bride to be?"

Tom replied, "She'll be 21 in November."

Mr. Peabody, being a wise man, knew the sexual appetite of a young woman could not be satisfied by an 80-year-old man.

Mr. Peabody wanted Tom's remaining years to be happy. So he tactfully suggested that Tom should consider getting a hired hand to help him out on the ranch, knowing nature would take its own course.

Tom thought this was a good idea and said he would look for a hired hand that very afternoon.

Four months later, Mr. Peabody saw Tom in town again.

Mr. Peabody asked, "How is your new wife?"

Tom replied, "Good. She's pregnant."

Mr. Peabody was pleased his sage advice had worked out so well. He asked, "And how's the hired hand?"

Without hesitating, Tom said, "She's pregnant too!"

Never underestimate old men.

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