Just sending some smiles and funny little jokes collected by my Mom
over the past few weeks from her friend, “Pooky,” otherwise known
as Joyce. Joyce is older than Mom, knows how to get on the computer
and prints out all kinds of colorful emailed jokes, some are illustrated
by John Wagner, with “Maxine” comic strip pictures attached. She
has tried to get my email address from my Mom, for which I am
eternally grateful for Mom. She has not asked me for my email
address. Mom handwrites Joyce notes but sometimes they are very
short notes. She repeats herself, they may just talk about the
weather and her dog, Nicki. I have read them and helped her out,
adding a few details and saying, “Just an extra note from Robin.”
This is a little silly but remember my Mom is 86 and it didn’t
“An elderly man goes into confession and says to the Priest,
‘Father, I’m 80 years old, married and have 4 kids. I have 11
healthy grandchildren. Last night, I had an affair or fling
with two young women.
I was able to perform with both of them. . .
The Priest answered,
‘Well, my son, when was the last time you were in confession?’
His reply was,
‘Never Father. . . I’m Jewish.’
The Priest asked,
‘So then, why are you telling me?’
The excited elderly man exclaimed,
‘I’m telling EVERYBODY!'”
My Mom wrote at the bottom of this, just in case I didn’t get the joke:
“He is so proud of himself!”
My Mom put three ***’s by this one:
**”I’m thinking of leaving my body to Science.
Even scientists can use a good laugh now and then.”
(This had the famous Maxine and her dog with his eyes crossed.)
Another Maxine my Mom gave this two **’s:
**”The older I get, the harder it is to find Mr. Right.
This one my Mom emphatically agrees with (usually!)
She gave this one 4 ****’s:
****”Sometimes I like to turn the TV off and just sit
quietly, with my thoughts.
Then, when I am sure the commercials are over,
I turn it back on.”
This picture has Maxine with a big bowl of popcorn and
her television remote control in her hand. The dog has a
bowl of some kind of food, with it on his lap. It is cute.
My Mom also enclosed a note which was full of x’s and o’s,
as well as quick ‘sound bytes,’ like:
“Take Your Vitamins!”
“Wear gloves and warm socks!”
“Tell everyone Great Grammie O. Loves them!”
and last, but not least. . .
“Please don’t send the jokes back!”