Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Sunday, June 20, 2021


 For Father's Day.

What's your favorite "Dad joke"?  Better yet, what's the worst joke your Dad ever told?

1 comment:

  1. You sure you want this? He immediately apologized for retelling from his own youth an almost literally emetic joke once when I was about ten...he also noted that his high school cohort weren't the most sophisticated tellers of jokes...he also recalled a cycle about an unfortunate woman tagged "Thelma Rottencrotch"...

    But more traditionally, he did teach me a verse and the chorus of "Ain't We Crazy?" at an appropriate age...

    It was midnight on the ocean/
    Not a streetcar was in sight/
    When I stepped into a drugstore/
    Just to get myself a light./
    The man behind the counter/
    Was a woman old and gray/
    Who used to peddle showstrings/
    On the road to Mandalay...

    "Good evening, Sir"/
    She said to me/
    Her eyes were dry with teers/
    She put her head between her feet/
    And stood that way for years/
    Her children all were orphans/
    Except one tiny tot/
    Who used to live across the stree/
    Above the vacant lot...