Sometimes philosophy can be found on posters, bumper stickers,
t-shirts and other forms of public media. I found these precious
and funny bits of wisdom tucked into a circulated email. If you have
already received this set of “Great Truths” before, please don’t give
up on my writing original material very soon. . .
“Great Truths Little Children Have Learned:
1. No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats.
2. When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.
3. If you sister or brother hits you, don’t hit your sibling back. They
always catch the second person. (“She did it first” doesn’t work in
4. Never ask your 3 year old brother to hold a tomato or a wriggly
5. You cannot trust dogs to watch your food. Even if they are guard
6. Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7. Never hold a Dust Buster and a pet or a bowl of cereal at the same
8. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Cutting brussel
sprouts into tiny bits doesn’t make it appear invisible either.
9. Don’t wear patterned underwear (polka dots) under white shorts or
10. The best place to be when you are sad is Mommy, Daddy, Grandma
or Grandpa’s lap.”
“Great Truths Adults Have Learned:
1. Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2. Wrinkles don’t hurt.
3. Families are like fudge. . . mostly sweet but a little nutty.
4. Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
5. Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.
6. Middle age is when you choose cereal for its fiber content
rather than the sweet flavor, coupon or toy inside.”
(Did you notice the list is getting smaller, as we age?)
“Great Truths About Growing Old:
1. Growing up is mandatory; growing old is optional.
2. Forget the health food. We need all the preservatives we can get.
3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you
are already down here.
4. You are getting old, when you get the same sensation from a
rocking chair or a porch swing that you once got on a merry go
round or a roller coaster.
Hope you also enjoy the following word plays and don’t mind
if they are a little “Pun- ny.”
1. “The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he or she can
tell when he is really in trouble.”
2. “Birds of a feather flock together. . .
and then use your car as target practice.”
3. “The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight,
because by then your body and your fat have gotten
to be really good friend.”
4. “The easiest way to find something lost around the
house, is to purchase its replacement.”
5. “He who hesitates is probably right.”
6. For those over 40 years old, did you ever notice the
Roman Numerals for forty are: “XL?”
7. Did you ever notice when you put the two words
“THE” and “IRS” together they spell, “THEIRS?”
8. Going along with this thought:
“A penny saved is a Government oversight.”
Now, to close with two “Maxine” comic strip comments:
9. “I can rise and shine,
but not at the same time.”
10. “Ever feel like you’ve had too much coffee?
Happy Valentine’s Day funnies from “Maxine”
illustrated and written by John Wagner:
~**~ “The only thing better than a guy (or gal)
with chocolate is just the chocolate.” ~**~
~**~ “A box of chocolates is calling me. . .
which is more than my last boyfriend did.” ~**