Get ready to laugh

April 1st, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Opinion

Everywhere we go these days we hear depressing stories and I just want to brighten your day and make you laugh so here goes.

Baseball season is now upon us and even though I am not a baseball fan, I can appreciate a good baseball joke.

Two ninety-year-old men, Joe and Sam, have been friends all their lives. It seems that Sam is dying, and Joe comes to visit him every day.

“Sam,” says Joe, “You know how we have both loved baseball all our lives, and how we played minor league ball together for so many years. Sam, you have to do me one favor. When you get to Heaven, and I know you will go to Heaven, somehow you’ve got to let me know if there’s baseball in Heaven.”

Sam looks up at Joe from his death bed, and says, “Joe, you’ve been my best friend many years. If it is at all possible, I’ll do this favor for you.” And shortly after that, Sam passes on.

It is midnight a couple of nights later. Joe is sound asleep when he is awakened by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calls out to him, “Joe…. Joe….”

“Who is it?” says Joe sitting up suddenly. “Who is it?”

“Joe, it’s me, Sam.”

“Come on. You’re not Sam. Sam just died.”

“I’m telling you,” insists the voice. “It’s me, Sam!”

“Sam? Is that you? Where are you?”

“I’m in heaven,” says Sam, “and I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got really good news and a little bad news.”

“So, tell me the good news first,” says Joe.

“The good news,” says Sam “is that there is baseball in heaven. Better yet, all our old buddies who’ve gone before us are there. Better yet, we’re all young men again. Better yet, it’s always spring time and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play baseball all we want, and we never get tired!”

“Really?” says Joe, “That is fantastic, wonderful beyond my wildest dreams!

But, what’s the bad news?”

“You’re pitching next Tuesday.”

Everyone is looking to the leaders of our nation to help during the tough days ahead, but I’m not so sure that some of our leaders have what it takes to “bail us out.” This joke comes from a worker at a travel bureau.

A senior Senator called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him that he needed a visa.

“Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.” I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa.

When I told him this he said, “Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!”

This joke may be one that you have heard before, but each time I hear it I laugh again.

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her

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