Jack’s Winning Words 6/27/17
“You have to be able to laugh at yourself and to take it with a grain of salt.” (Khloe Kardashian) See! You can even keep up with the Kardashians by reading WWs. Don’t laugh! It’s Khlohe’s birthday, so I searched for a suitable quote. I think that each of us could come up with a laughable story about ourselves. I once was stopped for speeding. In questioning, the officer learned that I was a minister. “Rev’rend, you guys are supposed to scare the hell out of people by your preaching, not your driving. Be careful!” Any self-laughs for you? ;-) Jack
FROM TRIHARDER: I find my humor has evolved to self-deprecating anecdotes and comments. When I met and started dating my girlfriend, we found that we had a significant number of friends in common. One woman friend described me to her as "a very nice guy. Quirky, but very nice." I commented that it was "an apt description." I celebrate my my quirkiness by pointing it out and making fun of it.====JACK: Are you sure that she din't mean that you were good at quirky dancing like Miley Cyrus does?====TH: There is a photo of me on a local website of me dancing last Saturday night.
FROM DR JUDY: You gave me one giggle after another today. 😂😂Well done.====JACK: You and Khole...laughing together... Is that "Keeping up with the Kardashians?"====DR J: That's so funny
FROM TARMART REV: I'm enjoying yours too much this morning to laugh at mine!!====JACK: Doesn't anything funny happen to AG ministers? Even Sarah laughed when she was told that she was going to have a baby...when she was 90.
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Not that good! ====JACK: How about when you were a teacher?
FROM LBP: Lots of laughing lately. Can't think of a singular instance. On the spot. Oh no! ====JACK: .How about when you were walking through the corral...which reminds me:.Harry Truman liked to tell of campaigning on an Indian Reservation. After each promise of what he’d do for Indians if elected, the crowd shouted, “Oompah! Oompah!” The louder the chorus grew, the more inspired Truman’s speech became. As he left, the president has to cross a corral which had been filled with horses. “Careful,” his Indian escort told him. “Don’t step in the oompah.”====LBP: Hah! ====JACK: OOMPAH! A NEW WORD FOR YOUR KIDS TO LEARN. I USE IT A LOT…AND SO DO MY KIDS (BUT NOT MARY!) ====LBP: Oh, here is one. Last week we had nice weather. Andy wanted to take a bike ride. Big sis was still nervous about her new bigger bike and took convincing to come, then her tire was going flat. So Finally after much to-do Sissy was ready and now Andy was mad. Tired I said we WERE going on a bike ride (!). Crying Andy peddled slowly down the sidewalk. Yes, he assured me, he would cry the whole way. Big sis wobbled along. I tried to stay between them wondering what the neighbors were thinking of this nutty mom forcing her kids to go biking the way my granny would have us eat our greens. It's good for you so do it. They were both fine. Sis got the hang of the bike. Andy found a pine cone to show off. And the next day I had a ridiculous story to tell at work about how I'd lost it on the sidewalk and tortured my kids by making them play outside in the summer. Hah!
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I have a framed picture of the saying Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused!" It shows a cat with red poppy flowers all around.,.and isn't that the truth? I think of the many names I have been introduced by, when I was Pres. of AB Women, and spoke in many different churches. I've been Mrs.Wood, Mrs. Elm, Mrs. Tree, Mrs. Birch, Mrs.Marilyn Ash, etc. I would laugh, and say it is OAKS, but you were close"! Once I introduced a lovely lady who taught in Colona Grade school, named Mrs.Wren, to my mother as, "Mother, this is Mrs HAWK." (Unfortunately she did have quite a large beaked nose!) She laughed and said, "It's Wren, my dear, but I know what you mean!" I nearly died of embarrassment!! Bill was ass't. principal at the time with Principal Viola Mahoney. Do you remember Mr. Mahoney that taught at John Deere Jr.Hi? His wife.... ====JACK: I missed my Junior year at MHS, but was able to keep up with the help of tutors. When I was able, I went to the Mahoney house where Phil tutored me in math.
FROM STARRY KNIGHT: That is so funny! I bet you were in your bright red race car :) My boys Luke and Matthew still talk about it!!====JACK: I still have that red car...a 2000 model. My first speeding ticket was in my first car, a used Ford Model A.
FROM HS: Brilliant line. Thanks====JACK: I don't know about brilliant...but it felt "right" like the feeling you get after preaching a particular sermon.
FROM DAZ IN COLORADO: That's a good one.====JACK: And it's true, too!
FROM TN IN ILLINOIS: Yes, I was going to a storage facility near Yolanda I jumped on I 80/94 and discovered that I was headed in the wrong direction (toward Mi)====JACK: Maybe you have a self-driving car that's trying to tell you something.