Daily Joke: There Was an Old Man Living by a Forest

Once upon a time, there lived a man who had a nice house in a forest. Day by day, he was losing his hair, one strand at a time. One day, he gathered his children around as he lay on his deathbed.

Joey loved his life by the forest. He had a nice house, a perpetual supply of timber to light during the chilly nights, and a lake nearby where he could go fishing all day when he was mad at his wife.

There was no reason for Joey to hate his life, but it was giving him a reason to cringe when he looked into the mirror every time — his hair was falling at the rate of 100 strands per day, and he was going bald. 

An old man. | Source: Pexels/Rene

An old man. | Source: Pexels/Rene

"Oh, man!" Joey grunted as he moved his head side to side to get a good look. The crown of his head reflected the light from the fluorescent lamps on the ceiling. His wife passed by and let out a chuckle. 

"The reflection is blinding, I swear!" she said as involuntary snorts left her nose.

"Yeah yeah, at least I don't have people yelling near my face when they have something to say to me because my ears work just fine!" Joey snapped at his old wife. "What did you say?" the wife said as she inched closer.

"Oh nothing, I'm going fishing," he said. 

The children fulfilled their father's wish.

As he grew older and older, Joey started losing his hair, until one day, on his deathbed, he was completely bald. That day, he called his children to a meeting.

"Look at my hair," he said as his children surrounded him. "I used to have the most magnificent mane in the area." "But Dad, you and mom were the only ones who lived here since you were, like, 18," his son said. 

"That's not the point! My hair used to be so glorious, but now it's all gone. Nothing can be done to save it. Look outside, see the forest around you. Lovely, isn't it?"

Everybody nods. 

"There are so many trees out there, but sooner or later, they will all be cut down by people, and the forest will look as bald as my head," Joey said as one of his sons took money from the lumber dealer at the door. 

"What I want you to do is, every time a tree is cut down or dies, plant a new tree in my memory. Tell your future generations to do the same. Now, the Treehugsey family must keep the forest from going bald!"

The children fulfilled their father's wish. Each time a tree was cut down, a new sapling was planted. Their children did the same, and so did the children's children. 

For centuries, the forest remained youthful and green, just like Joey's hair when he was young. The woodland never went bald, thanks to one man and his re-seeding hairline. 

Here's another joke about an old man who joked about marrying a young girl. 

Source: Reddit

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