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September 10, 2004

Generic jokes don't seem to be as fashionable as they once were, or maybe it's because all the good ones have been told. I hope it's not the latter, because I am still receiving good ones almost everyday and I will be passing them on to you at the appropriate time, if they are not completely passe by then.

For today, here's one you may have heard before. A thoughtful reader thought you might enjoy it as much as I did. Shall we proceed ahead?

A 15-year-old boy came home with a Porsche and his parents began to scream, "Where did you get that car???!!!"

He calmly told them, "I bought it today."

"With what money?" demanded his parents. "We know what a Porsche costs."

"Well," said the boy, "this one cost me $15."

So the parents began to yell even louder. "Who would sell a car like that for $15," they said.

"It was the lady up the street said the boy. I don't know her name they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike, and she asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for $15."

"Dear God," the mother moaned, "she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on."

So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard, calmly planting petunias. He introduced himself as the father of the boy to who she had sold a Porsche for $15 and demanded to know why she did it.

"Well," she said, "this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I thought he was on a business trip, but it seems he has run off to Hawaii with his secretary and doesn't intend to come back. He asked me to sell his new Porsche and send him the money. So I did."

Are women great or what?

One more thing before we close this column. The new lights at Perry Stadium are going to be greatly appreciated by players and fans this season, but there's still something needed outside the stadium. Perry Lions Club members are doing a wonderful service by assisting in parking cars. They have pretty well solved that problem, but without their help chaos would prevail. Too many visitors and home folks feel free to park wherever they want. And it's causing a great deal of confusion when the game or scrimmage session is over. We badly need some discipline in our parking at Perry Stadium and elsewhere in the community where too many fans are ignoring the rules.