Friday, September 25, 2009

"Fried Fridays: Hold it right there!"

I often find myself musing about "Life" in it used to be so large and is now such a small-sized publication (sorry, just felt like going off on that tangent...)

Seriously, there are so many important facets to life at every age. Youth. Adult. Mature. The Golden Years. The more years you live, the more you've seen, the more you've experienced...and the more you get set in your ways...


Robert E. Thompson must be one of those elders with a rich collection of memories at the spry age of 91. Still lives by himself and takes care of himself, too...and very well, it would appear. He also owns a sweet pup that's a Rottweiler-Doberman mix... ol' Rhett.

It just so happened that early last Saturday morning Thompson was startled from his sleep by Rhett, who was vigorously responding to a hapless (read 'drunk') fence jumper and burglar-to-be Jose Pasqual, a 26 year old ne'er-do-well.

The elder Thompson immediately called the police, then quickly grabbed his trusty .38 calibre pistol, heading straight toward the fray. When the intruder came at him, he quickly fired a warning shot that let the young miscreant know he meant business.

So, there stood the apprehended trespasser with a deadly weapon trained on elderly man who was dead serious...and a dog that, by pedigree, would love 'dibs' at the first breath of a command. The police soon arrived to wrap the matter up.

Well, all but one part of it.

Thompson was buck naked.

He never bothered to put on any clothes before he went into action. There wasn't any more information to this succinct story, which is probably a good thing. I guess these can be called the bare facts. The important thing is the police got to the bottom of the matter.

The end.


Suzy said...

OMG, I am so LOL! Naked, free, spry, with all his wits about him, with his trusty dog and weapon at his side, and apprehending and holding a would-be-burglar at-bay ... I love it!!

Definitely "LIFE"!! The guy hasn't missed a beat! I sure hope I'm that ALIVE when I get to be his age! What a wild ride indeed!! :)

Suzy :)

Bob Child said...

Don't we all!