The old ones are the best ones

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The old ones are the best ones

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:08 am

One afternoon, a trio of old veterans were bragging about the heroic exploits of their ancestors down at the VFW** hall.

"My great-grandfather, at age 13," declared one of them proudly, "was a drummer boy at Shiloh."

"Mine," boasted the second, "went down with Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn."

"I'm the only soldier in my family," confessed vet number three, "but if my great-grandfather was living today, he'd be the most famous man in the world."

"Really? What'd he do?" his friends wanted to know.

"Nothing much. But he would be 165 years old."

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** VFW = Veterans of Foreign Wars, a benevolent association benefiting American ex-servicemen.
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