Wisdom of the Ages

While we are on the subject of love...

I think most of you know by now that my husband works at the church with me. He is a very sociable kind of fellow and many people here talk to him on a regular basis on various and sundry subject matters. For the most part I love the stories he tells me on the way home. I've learned so many things - good, bad and the absolutely hilarious - about the people we work and worship with.

For instance...

The other day he was working in an area of our church when he and two other co-workers started up a conversation with a gentleman who, if you saw him, looks about 60 years old and a young 60 at that. Except, come to find out he's actually 82 years old.

Jesse and the others were shocked. "82?! Wow! You look so young. How do you do it?" asks my husband.

"Well fellows, I tell you, I walk a lot. I stay active. I don't eat very much junk food. I'll have a glass of wine or a cold beer every now and then. Not too often now, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I don't get drunk. Don't fill yourself with those things Jesse, just have one every once in a while."

They begin to discuss the merits of all these recommendations when he leans in and says in a very low voice, "oh, and I have lots of s*x."

Laughter. Perhaps nervous laughter?

"No, boys now I'm serious. I love my wife, I mean it. Now, she works hard during the week and I tend to leave her alone, but on the weekends...!"

82!

There folks, I think we've found the fountain of youth.

10 comments:

  1. That's hysterical...and authentic! LOL

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  2. Karie,
    I thought it was...I asked J if it gave him hope, spurred him onward. He said he is encouraged, yes.

    Kelly,
    Authentic? I'm confused...

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  3. I must start drinking beer ;)

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  4. I love this story. I am so glad you decided to blog it.

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  5. Ah, what a great story. Maybe that is a secret to staying young. How old is his wife???

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  6. I was waiting for this...love it!

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  7. Carissa,
    I thought so too!

    Ali,
    So the other recommendations are either already taken care of or out of the question??? :)

    Nancy,
    Yeah, me too.

    Jessica,
    You can't wait can you??? :)

    Truth!
    Good to hear from you, haven't seen you in a while. You know that is a very good question and I don't have a good answer. I might be able to find out....but my bets are on her looking just as young as him! :)

    Courtney,
    Wait for it....wait for it! Sorry, that's what came to mind.

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