Thanks to Mark, who gave me this title on a Hump Day, a week or so, back.
It was where I had little funny jokes or stories, where a witty comeback line
‘closed’ each one of them. I love the idea of looking for ‘summer’ chuckles
so here are some that I found for you to enjoy!
Now, if Mark will guffaw loudly enough to be heard by all, from his Syracuse,
New York location, this will make my day!
After the jokes, there will be a musical moment, since Mark’s posts include
sports (which I am ‘sketchy’ on), entertainment and his perspectives on Life.
In the days when I was a single Mom, I discovered the quaint and the very good
idea of bringing children and being a faithful Christian by going to church every
Sunday and Wednesday nights!
One summer Wednesday evening, I heard our pastor catch my attention and the
whole congregation’s by exclaiming out loud:
The congregation quit fidgeting and suddenly were giving their full and rapt
Everyone had fallen into total silence.
Then, they started to look nervously at each other, afraid to say anything.
In the back of the church, one of the elderly women stood up, she was a
sweet and beloved member of the church.
She started singing in her soprano voice,
(This is a joke, hope you liked this first one of my Summer Laughs’ Series!)
2. “One lazy summer morning, a long married couple were sitting
over their coffee, toast and cereal, being quiet and thoughtful.
The husband was reading the newspaper, they had the radio on
and this was a nice way to begin one of their many retirement days.
The husband looked up from the paper and happened to say to her,
“Dear, when I die you may go ahead and remarry. I just hope you
don’t choose a jerk the next time around.”
The wife sat, chewing her breakfast, drinking sips of her coffee and
then, stunned her husband by replying:
“Honey, what makes you think I would make that mistake again?”
A few funny summer jokes, found in pieces of mail from my Mom’s
friend, Pookie, from California follow!
3. In a crowded city at a busy bus stop, a woman who was wearing
a tight skirt, approached the bus.
As it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was
too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step
of the bus.
She was slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus
driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking
that this would give her enough slack in the skirt to raise her leg.
This time she still wasn’t able to raise her leg high enough to
embark on the bus.
She looked at the bus driver, embarrassed again, reaching behind
to unzip her skirt.
She tried this one more time attempting the step.
Once again, to her chagrin, she could not raise her leg.
About this time, a tall Texan who had been standing behind her the
whole time, waiting himself to get onto the bus, picked the young
woman in her tight and fashionable pencil skirt and placed her
gently on the bus.
The young woman exclaimed,
“How dare you do this? I don’t even know who you are!”
The Texan smiled and drawled,
“Well, Ma’m, normally I would agree with you. After you
unzipped my fly three times, I kinda’ figured we were friends!”
4. A “Maxine” Fourth of July joke:
This older woman, wearing an American flag on her shirt,
from the comic strip created by John Wagner, “Maxine” says:
“Until you almost lose a finger helping set off fireworks,
you can’t really call yourself a Patriot!”
My 85 year old Mom liked that one, but added:
“If you haven’t had your whiskers singed by a sparkler,
then you really haven’t had a ‘blast’ for the Fourth!”
(She was a big provider of sparklers, over the years,
to my children, and now, grandchildren!
5. This joke should be actually considered a little bit of a ‘rant!’
It could be considered,”Lesson on Changes in Technology!”
It is accompanied by an appropriate photograph!
“All you, young ‘whippersnappers’ will never know…
The satisfaction of slamming down a receiver on a
(Now, if you are ever in Goodwill or Salvation Army,
check out all those old-fashioned phones. If you have
any grandchildren, grab one or two. They absolutely
LOVE playing with the dials and the buttons on either
the dial rotary phones or the push button ones! I have
a couple and the grandkids call each other. I also wish
to share this fact: In the song, “Five Little Monkeys”
there is a line, where you use the motion of actually
dialing a telephone, “Mama called the Doctor and the
Doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
My grandkids now understand the reason why you
use one hand up to your ear and the other to make a
circular motion!” Also, my preschoolers, special ed.
teaching experience loved how heavy those phones
were, dragging their cords around behind them, while
“pretend” talking on them!!)
Oh, if you didn’t see the great article in the Sunday newspaper about
the 23 year old, Ed Sheeran, don’t forget that he did a collaboration
with Pharrell Williams, who I featured in the post, “The Man Behind
Ed Sheeran, who sang, “Daydream,” and was nominated for a Grammy
this year, made it into my 1/28/14 post about the Grammy Awards.
Also, that he is a Brit, who had played with Taylor Swift, on her “RED
tour,” and has been friends with two of the show, “Friends, Courtney Cox
and Jennifer Anniston.
“The Lego House” and “A Team” led him to be in the Top Ten songs’ lists,
along with his becoming close to Elton John, Usher and other famous
singers are helping this young man to soar. I am happy to report that one
of his goals is to be ‘settled down with a family by age 33!’ He is dating a
chef, who he is close to but doesn’t bring her into the limelight. His mother,
father and brother are very important to him, too!
Ed Sheeran, also was in my post about the “Voice” and “American Idol”
season finales, since one or two of his songs made it onto those shows. His
carefree spring/summer song is, “Sing” done in collaboration with Pharrell
HAVE A HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!
All around the world:
LET FREEDOM RING TO LAUGH!!