Traveled the World

“Isn’t that Travelin’ Rick?” asked Veteran Phil, while he and his wife Mary, were doing their grocery shopping.

“Yes it is,” said Mary, recognizing him. “I wonder what he is doing here in Lanigan.”

“Obviously traveling,” laughed Veteran Phil.

“For an old man,” laughed Mary, “You are still quite funny.”

“95 isn’t old,” said Veteran Phil.

Veteran Phil paid for the groceries and Mary noticed Travelin’ Rick behind them in the lineup.

“It is nice to see you,” said Mary. “My husband, Veteran Phil and I read about your travels on the Storyland website.”

“Veteran Phil and Mary,” said Travelin’ Rick, very happy to have run into them. “I have read all about you two as well. It is an honour to meet you. I am actually here to pay tribute to Veteran Phil and give a speech on Remembrance Day.”

“We wondered what you were doing here,” said Veteran Phil. “Lanigan, Saskatchewan is just an odd place to travel to.”

“You are a hero,” said Travelin’ Rick.

“I’m no hero,” said Veteran Phil.

“He is so modest,” said Mary. “I have an idea. Why don’t you come for dinner tonight?”

“That would be wonderful,” said Travelin’ Rick. “We could swap stories.”

“No war stories,” said Veteran Phil.

“How about traveling stories?” asked Travelin’ Rick.

“Much better idea,” said Veteran Phil. “I have traveled the world, after all.”


Moral of this Story:

  • It is good to swap stories.
  • Example: Travelin’ Rick wanted to swap stories with Veteran Phil. Veteran Phil agreed, but only if they swapped traveling stories.

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