Uncle Fletcher comes in the Gook house and he is kind of down in the dumps.
Vic: What's the trouble?
Fletcher: Well, I was riding on the garbage wagon today with Gumpox...
Vic: So... What's the trouble?
Fletcher: Howard's on vacation.
Fletcher: Yes, Mr. Gumpox' horse. He's visiting relatives in Detroit.
Vic: Oh go on.
Fletcher: So, there was a substitute horse today.
Vic: How did that go?
Fletcher: Well, his name is Chester. He's not friendly. [pause] You know Vic, Howard is on a diet.
Vic: You don't say. Howard the horse is on a diet?
Fletcher: Lost 300 pounds last month.
___________________Jean Shepard tells a great story. It's too bad we don't like a couple thousand more of these.
This seems like it might be one of the funnest stories ever.
The title was give by me only so that we could identify it.