“Who are you?”
“Don’t go pullin’ that Alzheimer crap on me! Save that
for the nurses. I’m the one with the money, remember?”
“Oh yeah...Bummer, right? ..Buy another round for my lady
Pretty soon he had the whole bar singing corney old songs,
listenin’ to his jokes and even had four women jitterbugging
with him! After I got over my shock, I sat at the bar taking
notes on how to be cool taught by a master.
After a while he came to me and said,”OK..Let’s make like
a banana and split!”
“Oh, are you ready to LEAVE now Obe Wan Kenobi?”
So, off we went hitting bar after bar. I don’t drink and
drive any more. Learned my lesson the hard way, so I was
designated driver and that old coot had the time of his
life...In fact I was havin’ a great time just watching and
learning. He knew every old joke, every toast and every tall
tale about motorcycling ever told.
According to him, he was there for the first Sturgis race.
The first jump Evil Knevil ever made. He was a technical advisor
for the movie “Motorcycle Mammas From Outer Space”. He
invented the kick stand and made love to Marlyn Monroe. I had
enough when he said he was Peter Fonda’s stunt double for Easy
“Pappy! We gotta go! Let’s pack it in!”
As we headed to the car I had to ask,”Did you really do
“Bummer, you ARE an idiot!”
When I stopped at the local convience store to get a pack of
cigarettes, I returned to the car to find Pappy drunk on his
feet and dancing in the parking lot! Just then my old pal Deputy
Dave pulled in beside him.
“Bummer...Is this yours?” , pointing at Pappy.