Chillin with Old Folks


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?

 

 

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Chillin with Old Folks

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