"When I was 10 years old I helped Pancho Villa's men bury some guns on our farm."
This would have been after Pancho's heyday but a few years before his assassination, so it just might be true.
"I'm still living in the farm house I was born in!"
This prompted me to ask him "when was the last time you were on a tractor?"
He wrinkled his brow a bit to think and replied: "Last spring."
"Don't try it if you can't take the pain."
and more sobering still:
"I get up at 5AM every day to do housework."
"Gee, I don't know....I've never been this old before!"