October 4, 2002
Stand by now for a few bits of foolishness offered by a faithful reader. These are not guaranteed knee-slappers, but perhaps they will make you smile.
Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one. "Me too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed soil full of worms. They ate and ate and ate and ate until they could eat no more. "I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," said the first one. "Me too. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun," said the second. "OK," said the first. So, they plopped down to bask in the sun. No sooner had they fallen asleep than a big fat tomcat sneaked up and gobbled them up. As he sat washing his face after his meal, he thought.... (Are you ready? You're gonna love this.... Here's what the cat thought:)
"I just love baskin' robins."
While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this l"
A lady friend (Laura) told me the other day about a local residential area with numerous improvements that I really should see. Roughly, it's the 1000 block on Delaware street, plus some parts of adjacent neighborhoods. With that admonition, we made a little tour of the area one recent evening and checked it out. She's right (as usual). It took a lot of time and effort but those folks have created and restored a truly neat, attractive residential area. For one thing, a brand new two-story home has been built on a corner lot. It has a pleasant architectural style complete with a white picket fence. Some of the older houses in that same vicinity seem to be freshly painted, yards are free of clutter and it is just altogether very inviting and pleasant to behold. Makes you think those people are proud of their property, and rightly so. I'm sure there are other neighborhoods with visible signs of tender loving care. We just need to commend those responsible for that kind of attention and let them know that we appreciate it.
Enjoy the early fall weather. Tomorrow we may have a snow storm. It's Oklahoma, you know.