Ma and Pa's grandson is still visiting with them for the summer. Although many people believe older folks are somehow "out of touch" with young people, Pa firmly believes that, in fact, the kids are the ones who have little grasp of reality.
This came home clearly to him recently when he and the boy were engaged in a fishing expedition. While digging for bait the boy uncovered a many-legged creature, which he proudly dangled before Pa.
"No, my boy, he won't do for bait," came Pa's response. "He's not an earthworm."
"He's not?" the boy asked, his eyes wide. "What planet is he from?"