Here in central Indiana, we’ve endured a long stretch of dreary, sunless days.
I don’t know how many days the sun hid itself from us, but I’m guessing around 47.
Anyway, yesterday and today the sun has shown brightly.
I am so happy to see it, I could dance in the street.
But, I’ll restrain myself.
Instead, I’ll try to send a little happiness your way by sharing a few of my favorite jokes.
I would credit the originators of these jokes, but I don’t remember where I heard or read them.
Here they are, and you’re welcome.
Joke #1 Crayfish Haystack
A certain man had the unfortunate name of Crayfish Haystack. He was a friendly fellow and knew almost everyone.
He and his friend, Benny, traveled quite a bit, and everywhere they went, Haystack saw people he knew.
Benny was astonished!
“Do you know everyone?” he asked.
“Pertnear,” said Crayfish.
One day Crayfish and Benny visited Washington, D.C.
There they saw a crowd of people who were waiting, apparently, for some important person to speak on an outdoor platform.
Benny and Crayfish joined the crowd.
Within a few minutes, Crayfish saw President Trump step onto the stage.
Crayfish, of course, knew President Trump, so he made his way to the platform, shook hands with the President, and chatted for a few minutes.
When he returned to his spot in the crowd, he saw Benny lying flat on the ground, out cold.
“What happened to Benny?” Crayfish asked another person in the crowd.
“I don’t know,” the man answered. “I just asked him if he knew the name of the man on the stage talking to Crayfish Haystack, and he fainted.”
Joke #2 The Seatbelt
A driver was cruising along a city street when he saw flashing blue lights behind him.
It dawned on him suddenly, that law enforcement officials had announced they would be stopping random cars to make sure everyone in the car was wearing a seatbelt.
This driver was not wearing his seatbelt.
As quickly as he could, he reached up, grabbed his seatbelt, and buckled it securely.
He pulled to the side of the road, and the trooper pulled his car up behind him.
The trooper walked to the driver’s side of the car. The driver lowered his window.
“Look at my seatbelt,” said the driver. “I always wear it, just as I’m supposed to.”
“License and registration, please,” said the trooper.
The driver reached toward the glove box to get his paperwork, but he couldn’t reach it.
“See?” said the driver. “I’m wearing my seatbelt.”
“I’m getting to that,” said the trooper. “License and registration, please.”
Again the driver tried to reach the glove box but couldn’t.
“Officer,” said the driver, “I know you’re checking to make sure I’m wearing my seatbelt, and, as you can see, I am wearing it. I always wear it.”
“Yes,” said the trooper, “I’m sure you do. But do you always loop it through your steering wheel like that?”
Joke #3 The Nearsighted Spinster
A certain spinster was advancing in age and was becoming desperate to find a boyfriend.
She knew men were not attracted to her because she was piteously nearsighted and wore thick-lensed glasses.
Finally, a man showed some interest. He went by the spinster’s house a few times and sat with her in her porch swing.
Things didn’t move along very fast, and the spinster was certain it was her glasses that stood in the way of her having a long-lasting relationship with this man.
One day, when she knew the man was coming for a porch swing visit, she walked far out into the pasture near her house. There she stuck a tiny sewing needle into the bark of a tree.
She went back home, removed her glasses, and sat in the swing to wait for her suitor.
He came, and as they talked, she looked intently toward the pasture.
“What is it?” asked the man.
“Why, I believe I see a sewing needle in the bark of one of those trees out there.”
“What?” asked the man. “You surely can’t see a needle from this distance.”
“Of course I can,” said the spinster. “I’ll go get the needle and prove it.”
The spinster went running out through the pasture, arms outstretched toward the tree, and tripped over a cow.