Russ Buttacovoli, an 80-year-old Italian goes to the doctor for a check-up.
The doctor is amazed at what good shape the guy is in and asks, ‘how do you
stay in such great physical condition?’
I’m Italian and I am a golfer,’ says Russ, ‘and that’s why I’m in such good
shape. I’m up well before daylight and out golfing up and down the fairways.
I have a glass of vino, and all is well.’
“‘Well’ says the doctor, ‘I’m sure that helps, but there’s got to be more to
it. How old was your Father when he died?
“Who said he was dead?”
The doctor is amazed. ‘You mean you’re 80 years old and your Father’s still
alive. How old is he?’
‘He’s 100 years old,’ says Russ ‘In fact he golfed with me this morning, and
then we went to the topless beach for a walk and had a little vino and
that’s why he’s still alive. He’s Italian and he’s a golfer, too.’
‘Well,’ the doctor says, ‘that’s great, but I’m sure there’s more to it than
that. How about your Father’s Father? How old was he when he died?’
‘Who said my Nonno’s dead?’
Stunned, the doctor asks, ‘You mean you’re 80 years old and your
grandfather’s still living! Incredible, how old is he?’
‘He’s 118 years old,’ says the Old Italian golfer. The doctor is getting
frustrated at this point, ‘So, I guess he went golfing with you this morning
‘No, Nonno couldn’t go this morning because he’s getting married today.’
At this point the doctor is close to losing it. ‘Getting married? Why would
a 118 year- old guy want to get married?’
‘Who said he wanted to?