Young and Old 2

Too Tired

A police car pulls up in front of grandma Bessie's house, and grandpa Morris gets out.

The polite policeman explained that this elderly gentleman said that he was lost in the park and couldn't find his way home.

"Oh, Morris." said grandma, "You've been going to that park for over 30 years! How could you get lost?"

Leaning close to grandma, so that the policeman couldn't hear, Morris whispered, "I wasn't lost, I was just too tired to walk home."

Windy Cruise

An old lady was standing at the railing of the cruise ship holding her hat on tight so that it would not blow off in the wind.

A gentleman approached her and said: "Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to be forward, but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?"

"Yes, I know," said the lady, "I need both hands to hold onto this hat."

"But, madam, you must know that your privates are exposed!" said the gentleman in earnest.

The woman looked down, then back up at the man and replied, "Sir, anything  you see down  there is 85 years old.  I just bought this hat yesterday!"


The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked whether or not she'd have children if she had to do over again.

"Sure," she replied, "but not the same ones."


An elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in  line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them  with tiger paws.

"You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!" a girl in the line said to the little fella. Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head. His grandmother knelt down next to him. "I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles," she said, while tracing her finger across the child's cheek. "Freckles are beautiful."

The boy looked up, "Really?"

"Of course," said the grandmother. "Why just name me one thing that's prettier than freckles."

The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandma's face, and softly whispered, "Wrinkles."

Angel Lit the Candle

The choir director selected the 6-year-old little boy with the sweetest face for the opening scene of the play. "Now, all you have to do is, when I direct the choir to sing '...and the angel lit the candle', you come on stage and light all the candles."

"I can do it - I can do it!" the little boy said, excited to be the one picked.

Rehearsals came and went, and finally the big night arrived. The choir was in grand voice, the stage was beautifully decorated with dozens of unlit candles all around, awaiting the moment when the cute littlest angel made his interest.

The director gave the downbeat, the orchestra began to play, and the choir swept into the introductory lines, ending with an expectant "...and the angel lit the candle," and everyone looked stage right for the entrance. No little boy. The director gave the downbeat again, and gesture  for a louder line, which the choir gave him - "...and the angel lit the candle," and again, all eyes looked stage right. No little boy.

The director, beginning to sweat, motioned with great, sweeping gestures, and the choir thundered into the line - the curtains belled slightly from the sound - "...AND THE ANGEL LIT THE CANDLE!"

And into the silence which followed came a clear, boy-soprano voice floating piercingly from stage right "...and the cat peed on the matches!"

Kids on Love

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. - Alan, age 10

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids. - Derrick, age 8

Both don't want any more kids. - Lori, age 8

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. - Lynnette, age 8

When they're rich. - Pam, age 7

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them. - Anita, age 9

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? - Kelvin, age 8

Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck.- Ricky, age 10

Hearing Aid

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"

Golf Challenge

A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.

To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball and it was directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree."

With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay. The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall."

Definitions for Parents

AMNESIA: Condition that enables a woman who has gone through labor to make love again.

DUMBWAITER: One who asks if the kids would care to order dessert.

FAMILY PLANNING: The art of spacing your children the proper distance apart to keep you on the edge of financial disaster.

FEEDBACK: The inevitable result when your baby doesn't appreciate the strained carrots.

FULL NAME: What you call your child when you're mad at him.

GRANDPARENTS: The people who think your children are wonderful even though they're sure you're not raising them right.

HEARSAY: What toddlers do when anyone mutters a dirty word.

IMPREGNABLE: A woman whose memory of labor is still vivid.

INDEPENDENT: How we want our children to be as long as they do everything we say.

OW: The first word spoken by children with older siblings.

PUDDLE: A small body of water that draws other small bodies wearing dry shoes into it.

SHOW OFF: A child who is more talented than yours.

STERILIZE: What you do to your first baby's pacifier by boiling it and to your last baby's pacifier by blowing on

TOP BUNK: Where you should never put a child wearing
Superman pajamas.

TWO MINUTE WARNING: When the baby's face turns red and she begins to make those familiar grunting noises.

VERBAL: Able to whine in words.

WHODUNIT: None of the kids that live in your house...

What is a teenager?

A teenager is....

.... a person who can't remember to walk the dog but never forgets a phone number

.... a weight watcher who goes on a diet by giving up candy bars before breakfast

.... a youngster who receives her allowance on Monday, spends it on Tuesday, and borrows it from her best friend on Wednesday

.... someone who can hear his favorite singer 3 blocks away but not his mother calling from the next room

.... a whiz who can operate the latest computer without a lesson but can't make a bed

.... a student who spends 12 minutes studying history and 12 hours studying for her driver's license

..... a connoisseur of 2 kinds of fine music--loud and very loud

.... an enthusiast who has the energy to bike for miles but is usually too tired to dry the dishes

.... a young woman who loves the cat and tolerates the brother

..... a romantic who never falls in love more than once a week

.... a budding beauty who never smiles until her braces come off

.... a boy who can sleep till noon on any Saturday he suspects the lawn needs mowing

.... an original thinker who is positive that her mother was never a teenager.

Interpretations of nature from junior high, high school, and college test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers (spelling errors preserved)....

"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"

"To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube"

"When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"

"Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water."

"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars."

"Blood flows down one leg and up the other."

"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration."

"The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader."

"Artifical insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull."

"Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire."

"A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."

"Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas."

"The body consists of three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u."

"The pistol of a flower is its only protections agenst insects."

"The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana."

"The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have ben taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to."

"A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors."

"The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight."

"A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is."

"Germinate: To become a naturalized German."

"Liter: A nest of young puppies."

"Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat."

"Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away."

"Planet: A body of Earth surrounded by sky."

"Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot."

"Vacumm: A large, empty space where the pope lives."

"Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative."

"To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose."

"For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops."

"For drowning: Climb on top of the person and move up and down to make artifical perspiration."

"For fainting: Rub the person's chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest medical doctor."

"For dog bite: put the dog away for sevral days. If he has not recovered, then kill it."

"For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead."

"For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose untill it drops in your throat."

"To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow."

Then and Now

Then:  Long hair.
Now:  Longing for hair.

Then:  Keg.
Now:  EKG.

Then:  Acid rock.
Now:  Acid reflux.

Then:  Moving to California because it's cool.
Now:  Moving to California because it's warm.

Then:  Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your parents.
Now:  Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your kids.

Then:  Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.
Now:  Trying not to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.

Then:  Our president's struggle with Fidel.
Now:  Our president's struggle with fidelity.

Then:  Paar.
Now:  AARP.

Then:  The Grateful Dead.
Now:  Dr. Kevorkian.

Then:  Getting out to a new, hip joint.
Now:  Getting a new hip joint.

Then:  Mood Stones.
Now:  Kidney Stones.

Then:  Screw the system!
Now:  System upgrade.

Then:  Peace Sign.
Now:  Mercedes Logo.

Then:  Parents begging you to get a haircut.
Now:  Children begging you to get their head shaved.

Then:  Passing the driving test.
Now:  Passing the vision test.

How to Know Whether You are Ready to Have Kids:

Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.  

Obtain a 55 gallon box of Legos (or you may substitute roofing tacks). Have a friend spread them all over the house.
Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen.
Do not scream because this would wake a child at night.  

Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.  

Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all the arms stay inside.  

Obtain a large plastic milk jug.
Fill halfway with water.
Suspend from the ceiling with a cord.
Start the jug swinging.
Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal into the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane.
Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.  

Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8-12 pounds of sand.
Soak it thoroughly in water.
At 3:00p.m. begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00p.m.
Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00p.m.
Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a
dozen more and sing these too until 4:00a.m.
Set alarm for 5:00a.m. Get up and make breakfast.
Keep this up for 5 years.
Look cheerful.  

Take an egg carton. Using a pair of scissors and pot of paint, turn it into an alligator. Now take a toilet paper tube and turn it into an attractive Christmas candle. Use
only scotch tape and a piece of foil.
Last, take a milk carton, a ping-pong ball, and an empty box of Cocoa Puffs.
Make an exact replica of the Eiffel Tower.  

Forget the BMW and buy a station wagon.
Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
Leave it there.
Get a dime.
Stick it into the cassette player.
Take a family size package of chocolate chip cookies.
Mash them into the back seat.
Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
There, perfect.  

Obtain a large bean bag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes.
Leave it there for 9 months.
Now remove 10 of the beans.
And try not to notice your closet full of clothes.
You won't be wearing them for a while.  

Go to the nearest drug store.
Set your wallet on the counter.
Ask the clerk to help himself.
Now proceed to the nearest food store.
Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store.
Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.  

Find a couple who already have a small child.
Lecture them on how they can improve their discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training and child's table manners.
Suggest many ways they can improve.
Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to run wild.
Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will have all the answers.  

A Certain Age

You reach a certain age and your body doesn't react like it used to. Fat just jumps on your body. When you're in your twenties, you can eat a whole bag of Oreo cookies.  Nothing happens. I'm now in my late thirties. I eat just one and my butt expands while I'm chewing.
-- Sinbad

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