I promise, you don’t want to miss this grandpa’s hilarious laugh out loud story from his youth! Someone please get this grandpa a TV show and somebody let grandpa sit down and have him record his stories!
This grandpa just goes to show, you are never too old to try something new indeed! The whole story was a joke. A self deprecating story that has a great ending. It has everything. Love, hate, passion, jealousy, revenge, name it! It’s brilliant for an open mic. Grandpa nailed it!! Kudos for him striking it of his bucket list!
This is so very hilarious, and it sure brings back some memories of being a young kid in grade school.
Even though he’s 93 years old, it’s safe to say that nothing is slowing this grandpa down. He looks pretty good for 93, for what its worth. This grandpa captured the audience’s attention, earning a round of laughs throughout his story and even winning the event.
When World War II veteran Tom Sitter entered the The Moth StorySLAM contest in Madison, Wisconsin, no one expected him to actually win the comedy competition.
But not only did grandpa take home the prize; his story was so good it became the first performance to ever score a perfect 10 out of 10. According to The Moth’s website: “Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that has a conflict and a resolution.”
The theme for the event Sitter participated in was “Love Hurts.” “Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that ‘Hurts So Good’ also welcome,” the event stated.
Sitter’s perfect, detailed recollection of a heartbreaking third-grade experience, including names, appearances and a playground archenemy left the crowd in stitches.
Tom Sitter has lived through 93 Valentine’s Days, but his 10th one in 1933 might just be the most memorable. The elderly veteran recalled being 10 years old during the Great Depression and scraping enough money together to buy five Valentine’s Day cards — then having to decide just who to give them to.
Granddaughter Kathy Sitter wrote: “The memory of the girls he carefully selected to give his five Valentines to in 1933 was strong enough that 84 years later, he still knew their names…”
We’ve all felt the pain of rejection, but not many people could hold onto those feelings for more than a quarter-century!!
Thank you Tom Sitter, now that’s a great story. We could almost see those kids in their 30’s style clothes, and the nun in her habit. Don’t we just remember those Valentines celebrations at school, they were harsh realties of truth.
Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions, held in 26 cities around the world. They are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme.
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