Sunday, June 23, 2024
Just For Laughs
Joe passed away. His will provided ,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Helen, turned to her oldest friend. "Well, I'm sure Joe would be pleased," she said. "I'm sure you're right," replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. "How much did this really cost?" "All of it," said Helen. "Thirty thousand." "No!" Jody exclaimed. "I mean, it was very nice, but ,000?" Helen answered. "The funeral was ,500. I donated 0 to the church. The wake, food and drinks were another 0. The rest went for the memorial stone." Jody computed quickly. ",500 for a memorial stone? Wow, how big is it?!" "Two and a half carats."
On This Day in History
June 23 Events: 1894 - International Olympic Committee is founded. 1950 - The Yankees and Tigers combine for a total of 11 home runs in a single baseball game. 1989 - The movie Batman is released. 1991 - Sonic the Hedgehog video game is first released.
Famous Birthdays
June 23 Famous Birthdays: 1912 - Alan Turing (Scientist) 1948 - Clarence Thomas (US Supreme Court Judge) 1956 - Randy Jackson (American Idol Judge) 1957 - Frances McDormand (Actress) 1972 - Selma Blair (Actress) 1978 - LaDainian Tomlinson (NFL Football player)
Where Did That Come From?
BITE THE BULLET: The phrase today means to just accept whatever situation you are in and push through it the best you can. I believe the kids today say to just "suck it up." Well, the phrase originates from the days of the Civil War in which battlefield doctors had little pain killers or alcohol. Sometimes, all they could do was to offer a solder a bullet to bit on while they did what they had to do (often painful) to deal with his injuries.
Betcha Didn't Know This!
It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979.
On the Light Side
A man in his 80′s reads hearing loss is rapid at his age so he decides to give his wife, the same age, a test. She is in the kitchen with her back to him, so he asks quietly “What’s for lunch darling?” He gets no response. A little worried…he takes two steps closer. “What’s for lunch darling?” Again she doesn’t respond. Now he goes right up behind her and asks again “What’s for lunch?” At this she whirls round and yells “For the 3rd time, pork chops!”
Kids Say the Darndest Things
When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to avoid attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."