When my grandson, Billy, and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, “It’s no use, Grandpa. The mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”
While handing a 25 cent-off coupon to the supermarket clerk at the checkout counter a woman inadvertently missed her hand, and the coupon slipped beneath the scale and was gone.
The checker looked distressed so the woman said, “That’s OK, it’s in coupon heaven now.”
“Coupon heaven?” the checker said.
“Yes,” the woman said, “That’s where coupons go when they die.”
“Only the redeemed ones!” said the checker.
My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes–I guess he didn’t know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head–
Too proud of me to speak!
A young boy called the pastor of a local “corner” church to ask the pastor to come by to pray for his mother who had been very ill with the flu.
The pastor knew the family and was aware they had been attending another church down the road.
So the pastor asked, “Shouldn’t you be asking Brother Simon down the road to come by to pray with your mom?”
The young boy replied, “Yeah, but we didn’t want to take the chance that he might catch whatever this is that Mom has.”
A couple with three children waited in line at San Francisco’s Pier 41 to purchase tickets for a sightseeing boat to Alcatraz Prison. The children weren’t good at waiting: they fidgeted, whined, and punched one another. The frazzled parents reprimanded them to no avail.
Finally they reached the ticket window.
“Five tickets, please,” the father said. “Two round trip, three one way.”
“When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.”
I had been teaching my seventh-graders about World War II, and a test question was, “What was the largest amphibious assault of all time?”
Expecting to see “the D-Day invasion” as the answer, I found instead on one paper, “Moses and the plague of frogs.”
“People are forever calling me a hypochondriac, and, let me tell you, that just makes me sick.” ~Paul Larson
Two horses were galloping along when one stumbled and landed on its side.
After a number of tries the tumbled equine finally regained his footing, but when he tried to run to catch up to his buddy he found he couldn’t even trot.
Calling after his friend he neighed, “I’ve fallen and I can’t giddy-up!”