John and his ole lady lived deep in the hills and seldom saw many people.
One day a peddler came by to sell his goods and asked John if he or his ole lady wanted to buy something.
“Well, she ain’t home, she’s gone down to the creek to wash clothes, but lemme see what you got,” said John.
The peddler showed him pots and pans, tools and gadgets, but then John wasn’t interested.
Then He spotted a mirror and said,
Before the peddler could tell him it was a mirror, John picked it up and said,
“My God how’d you get a picture of my ole man?”
John was so happy, he traded his wife’s best pitcher for it.
The peddler left before she came back and spoiled his sale.
John was worried that she would be mad at him for trading her best pitcher,
So he hid it in the shop behind some boxes of junk.
He would go out to the barn 2 or 3 times a day to look at the “picture” and eventually she got suspicious.
One day she got fed up and after he retired for the night, she went out to the barn.
When she saw the mirror behind the boxes, she picked it up and said,
“So this is the old hag he’s been foolin’ around with!