A young man went to visit his 90-year old grandfather in a very secluded
rural area of Maine. After spending the night, his grandfather prepared
breakfast for him consisting of eggs and bacon.
He noticed a film-like substance on his plate and he questioned his
grandfather, "Are these plates clean?"
His grandfather replied, "Those plates are as clean as cold water can get
them, so go on and finish your meal."
That afternoon, while eating the hamburgers his grandfather made for
lunch, he noticed tiny specks around the edge of his plate and a substance that
looked like dried egg yolks, so he asked again, "Are you sure these plates
Without looking up from his hamburger, the grandfather says, "I told you
before, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them."
Later that afternoon, he was on his way out to go visit friends in a
nearby town. As he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl and
wouldn't let him pass so he said, "Grandfather, your dog won't let me
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on
TV his grandfather shouted, "COLDWATER, go lay down!!"
Round trip San Francisco Mex Riv, Mercury May 4, 2005
Transatlantic from Rome on Galaxy Oct 17, 2005
Round trip Los Angeles to Hawaii, Summit March 26, 2006
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