For lunch today I went over to the smorgasbord at KFC with a dear friend of mine… his name is Leigh.
I love hanging out with Leigh. Here is a video that reminds me of Leigh to an certain extent at least…
I love hanging out with elderly folks. One reason is the absence of a verbal filter. Cracks me up. Some of the things elderly folks can say and get away with… I wish I could.
Leigh is one of my heros. He’s 88 years old. His wife passed away last year. He’s holding up pretty good. Better than I would if I were in his situation. He inspires me. He pushes me to work hard. He pushes me to love others. He’s put in precious time for the Kingdom of God. I would sit around and talk about the Gather Vocal Band with him all day. If I show up to church on Sunday without a tie on, the first thing he says …. “Boy, where’s your necktie?” That’s okay… he’s earned that right.
Tom Brokaw called Leigh’s generation the greatest. I think he was right. We have so much we can learn from them. That is why I soak up every minute I can with guys like Leigh.
What memories do you have of chillin with old folks?
Or what stories have they told you that you can share with us?