by Grampa Outhousespider
Seems to me that all this misunderstanding about national healthcare and getting our behinders OUT of Afghanistan and impeaching ALL of the bullshipping Republicans and Democrats in DC that we can catch, it is all just typicaller than hell of the farming life too. It reminds me of the old Greater Iowa story about Trouble On The Farm….
An Algona farmer got in his pickup, drove to the neighbor’s and pulled up by the porch. After a bit a boy about 9 opened the door.
“Is yer pa to home?” the farmer asked.
“No Sir, he ain’t,” the boy replied. “He went to town to the tractor-pull at the fairgrounds with the 880.”
“Well, “said the farmer, “is yer ma here?”
“No Sir, she ain’t here neither. She went to town with Dad to drive the 880 in the Ladie’s Choice Pull.”
“How’s about yer brother Josh? Is he here, then?”
“No, Sir, he went along with Mom and Dad….”
The neighbor sat behind the rolled-down window, chewing and spitting and swearing softly to himself.
“Why didn’t YOU go to town, boy?’
“Well, Sir, I just don’t think burnin’ all that diesel that way is way too way smart…anyway, is there anything I can do fer ya, Sir?” the boy asked politely. “I know where all the tools is, if’n you want to loan one off us. Or maybe I could take a message fer Dad?”
“Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably, “I really wanted to talk to yer dad. It’s about yer brother Josh getting my daughter Kaylie knocked up….”
The boy considered for a moment. “I guess you’d have to talk to Dad ’bout that,” he finally conceded.
“If it helps any, Sir, I know that he charges $50 fer the bull and $25 fer the boar-hog, but I really DON’T know how much he’d try to git off of ya fer Josh!”
[Bodwyn Wook all rights reserved 14 October 2009]