Submitted by Nate Baggett on Tuesday, Dec 17 @ 1:47pm
By Dick Loizeaux
I was a strapping 16 year old teenage boy growing up on a dairy farm, feeling strong and self confident. Then one day I struggled to lift a 55 gallon drum of waste onto a flatbed wagon. I tried several times but couldn’t lift it high enough. Meanwhile, old Herbie, a spry 78, stood nearby in his bib overalls, smoking a corncob pipe, watching me fail and grinning. He shook his head sadly as he walked over and effortlessly lifted the drum onto the wagon. I stood there stunned and humiliated. I mean HUMILIATED.
“Herbie” I asked, “How did you do that?” He removed...