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Mema's Favorite Senior Quest joke

Sometimes, during morning reflections, we run out of Great Issues to talk about, and turn to other matters. Today, Mema remembered her favorite joke from Senior Quest magazine, one passed on to her by Cousin Andi Chelf.

Ten Dollars is Ten Dollars
From Andi Chelf

Fred and his wife Edna went to the state fair every year. Every year Fred would say, "Edna, I'd like to ride in that there airplane."

And every year Edna would say, "I know, Fred, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."

One year Fred and Edna went to the fair and Fred said, "Edna, I'm 71 years old. if I don't ride that airplane this year, I may never get another chance."


Edna replied, "Fred, that ther airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars."

The pilot overheard them and said "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you both up for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you. But if you say one word, it's ten dollars.

Fred and Edna agreed and up they go.

The pilot does all kinds of twist and turns, rolls and dives, but not a word is heard.

He does all his tricks over again, but still not a word.

They land and the pilot turns to Fred, "By golly, I did everything I could think of to get you to yell out, but you didn't."

Fred replied, "Well, I was going to say something when Edna fell out, but ten dollars is ten dollars."


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Morning Rituals



2012-12-13 - By Town Creek, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Every morning, the neighbor horse and pony have come to expect treats from Mema, Geniece Marcum. It's more imperative with a snow-like frost. She's coaxing the pony to have its share of the apples - the finest Sav-a-Lot offers - but the horse doesn't appear to quite understand the notion of taking turns. Usually, Mema's accomplice, Mema's Cat, trails happily along. Mema's Cat is as amiable a sidekick as Pat Buttram, but this morning, its own nutrition took priority, and it was on the porch eating its breakfast; it has the heart of Mother Teresa - but its Garfieldian pragmatism always prevails. Mema's Cat is not her cat. It may be George, Ethel, Fuzzikins, at another household. It's probably a neighbor's - or just a citizen of the world. But in the animal kingdom of Town Creek, they always know when Mema is home. Mema's Cat is just a generic name. We don't even know its gender, even though she tries hard to instill a modicum of manners in the animal. Each morning, as she re-enters the house, the door lingers open uncommonly long, and a moment later, she's scolding the cat in a loving way, telling it that it knows it can't stay in the house, that it knows better, and not to ever do it again. The ritual usually is about 10-15 minutes, while the cat explores, progressively each day, more and more of its sternly forbidden trespass. -EW from My very favorite mother-in-law Clicking ReadMore accesses Mema's Favorite Senior Quest joke, best read over morning hot chocolate, at a breakfast table or coffee shop near you, or on your iPad anywhere.
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