"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, October 08, 2010

Fun Friday with a little help from my friends . . .

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, 'Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter.'

Esther always replied, 'I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.'

One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, 'Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.'

To this, Esther replied, 'Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.'
The pilot overheard the couple and said, 'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you! But if you say one word, it's fifty dollars.'

Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, 'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!'

Morris replied, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'


They were together in the house. ;
Just the two of them.

It was a cold, dark, stormy night. The storm had come quickly and

each time the thunder boomed he watched her jump.

She looked across the room and admired his strong appearance..and

wished that he would take her in his arms, comfort her and protec t her

from the storm.

Suddenly, with a pop, the power went out... She screamed...

He raced to the sofa where she was cowering.

He didn't hesitate to pull her into his arms.

He knew this was a forbidden union and

expected her to pull back.

He was surprised when she didn't resist but instead clung to him.

The storm raged on...

They knew it was wrong...

Their families would never understand... So consumed were

they in their FEAR that they heard no opening

of doors...just the faint click of a camera......

The old addage.."be careful what you wish for ....."

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke,' and turns to the ostrich, 'What's yours?' 'I'll have the same,' says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order ' That will be $9.40 please,' and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment. The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke.' The ostrich says, 'I'll have the same.'

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress. 'No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man. 'Same,' says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.' Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?”

'Well,' says the man, 'several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.' 'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'

'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man.

The waitress asks, 'What's with the ostrich?' The man sighs, pauses and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall chick with a big butt and long legs who agrees with everything I say.'

Thanks Monica.

I just read an article on the dangers of heavy drinking....Scared the heck out of me. So that's it!After today, no more reading!

Love, Sandie

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” Lee Iacocca

Laughter is positive.

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. - Rabbi Harold Kushner

Kindness is positive.

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. - Kahlil Gibran

One's outlook is positive.


Jane said...

I'm still laughing over Esther falling out of the helicopter!


Joyce said...

Thank you for the laugh I had today. I needed it. Poor Esther and the cat and dog was just to cute. Take care and have a great weekend.

Love and Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Your blog is always good for a healthy laugh. Thanks a bunch.

Changes in the wind said...

Love the helicopter joke...still laughing.

Angela said...

Great funnies Sandie! Poor Esther! lol

Happy Friday!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always love Fridays! Hey, and Fifty dollars is Fifty dollars....cracked me up!!! Bye Bye Esther!

sarah said...

love the jokes...especially the morris and esther one. ☺

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Great post. Have a super day! Susan

Ginny said...

You're very funny today! I love Gibrahn and have read his poems. I copied a few of your quotes to put on the church info line! Hope you have a good weekend.

Debbie said...

I love these!!! You were right when you mentioned that I had been AWOL. I've been and am busy with prep for a teaching thing for women.

Anyway... trying to get caught up.
I love your Friday laughs.

Esther and the fifty bucks is my favorite.

That corgi :) said...

loved them all, Sandie, but that ostrich joke and the cat/dog cartoon had me laughing out loud :)

always good to begin the weekend laughing :)

have a great one!


Together We Save said...

Oh my... all funny but that newspaper clipping has me laughing out loud!

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks for the laughs, Sandie, I've heard them before, but they are good ones :-)

Have a lovely weekend. I'm playing nurse to my boy and may not get a chance to write much.

With love,
Doris and Gizzy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i like this
"Kindness is positive."

Jules said...

LOL! I love the picture with the broccoli, walnut, and 'shroom!!! Too funny.

Click on the pictures in my post on Sky Divers and then click on the thumbnails. That should make it easier to see them.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

snicker....snort....still laughing here! Hee hee!