From the Johnny Baker Files: Western Union


When the youngsters suggested I should be movin’ to the big city to take advantage of all the benefits of senior citizen life I kept quiet like, noddin’ my head. They went on and on about all the creature comforts a fella could avail himself of … double sinks, television sets, a senior citizen drop-in centre for socializin’ with the ladies, pop-up toasters, and this that and the other thing.

I could see there was no talkin’ them out of it so I went along with the idea so as to keep peace in the family. I smiled pleasant like, never lettin’ that buying into of the aforementioned senior citizen status was a slippery slope to the cemetery.

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