I was born in the late 30’s, so there was a war on and, although I didn’t know it, times were tough. Food and many other things were rationed. I now marvel at my mother’s ability to take what little we had and turn it into nutritious, if not plentiful meals. I can say that I never remember being hungry.
I’m sure my parents worried through every day, wondering how and when it would all end. There wasn’t a lot of good news back then either. Kind of like today. Each day we wait for a sign that things are getting better. Each day we cringe at the thought of how many lives have been lost. But, my folks got through it, and so will we. I remember sitting in the kitchen listening to the radio. Dad used to like Inner Sanctum, Dr. Christians Office, Suspense Theater, and other mysteries. However, we also listened to shows like Fibber McGee and Molly, Life of Riley, Amos and Andy, and The Bickersons. And yes, we laughed. That was the relief we craved. We had to have a bright side. There had to be a balance.
So, given our current circumstances, I thought I would drag out some humor. Nothing new, but from one of our greatest comediennes, the late Phyllis Diller. She had a way of looking at the ordinary and finding the humor. Maybe this might give you a couple of chuckles, or even just a smile.
You’re old if they have discontinued your blood type
Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle….Keep away from children
I asked the waiter, ‘Is this mile fresh”? He said ‘Lady, three hours ago it was grass’
The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down s so you can’t see him laughing.
His finest hour lasted a minute and a half
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
My photographs don’t do me justice, They look just like me
Housework can’t kill you, but why take the chance
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.
The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public
A bachelor is a guy that never made the same mistake once
I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them
We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up
What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day
Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.
Have a good day