Live long and prosper

A young man asked his great-grandfather how he’d managed to live so long. The old man said that the key to his longevity was the fact that he sprinkled a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning. The young man decided to do the same, and for the rest of his life he sprinkled a little gunpowder on his oatmeal every morning.

He lived to be ninety-eight years old. When he died, he left eight children, twenty-one grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and a fifteen-foot hole in the wall of the crematorium.


18 Responses to Live long and prosper

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. This quote is about me.

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  3. Cop Car says:

    My paternal grandmother kept a powder horn in her attic, from which I occasionally took a bit. I liked it.

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  4. Sue Cass says:

    Reblogged this on Sue's Pen 2 Paper Blog and commented:

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  5. Barbara says:

    Absolutely made my day, thank you, b.o.b.!

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  6. […] This one gave me the giggles. Live long and prosper | bluebird of bitterness […]

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  7. Rae Longest says:

    Reblogged this on blogging807 and commented:

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  8. julesmomcat says:

    Hmmm….almost makes me re-think my plans to be cremated….

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  9. It seems it was worth it until they had to pay for the blast damage. Funny stuff. 😀 — Suzanne

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  11. My father tried to bake gunpowder when he was a little boy. He blew up his mother’s kitchen.

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  12. ecopoet says:

    🤣out with a bang 💥

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  13. Dawn Marie says:

    A future dedicated re-blog to my brother-in-law, who is a funeral director. Thanks for the inspiration!!😂

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