A man goes to prison and the first night while he’s laying in bed...
A man goes to prison and the first night while he’s laying in bed contemplating his situation, he hears someone yell out, “44!” Followed by laughter from the other prisoners. He thought that was pretty odd, then he heard someone else yell out, “72!” Followed by even more laughter. “What’s going on?” he asked his […]
Jacob Cohen was born on November 22, 1921, in Babylon, New York, the younger of two children. His father abandoned the family shortly after Jacob’s birth, leaving his mother to raise her children alone. To help the family scrape by, Jacob began selling ice cream on the beach and delivering groceries after school. Jacob struggled […]
One day a big group of blondes met in New York to show the world that blondes aren’t dumb. They begged: “Ask any of us any question, and we will show you that we’re not dumb.” The group caught the attention of a passer-by, who volunteered to ask them some questions. He climbed up on […]
An old man was eating in a truck stop when three rough-looking bikers walked in. As they passed the old man, the first biker pushed his cigarette into the old man’s pie, then laughed and took a seat at the counter. The second biker picked up the old man’s milk and spit into it. The […]
A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order. He said, “I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.” The brand new waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, “This guy out there just ordered three flat […]
Check out B.A. Morelli’s article in The Gazette about the new push to widen Highway 30 along the eastern portion of Tama County. After the opening of Iowa Premium Beef in November, more tractor-trailers utilize that stretch of highway, not to mention employee vehicles; and as production ramps up, so will traffic.
A miller and his son were taking their old run-down donkey to sell at market, when they passed a group of girls, who laughed at how foolish the miller was to have a donkey and yet be walking. So the miller put his son on the donkey. Further down the road they passed some old […]
A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. “I have a whole bag of tricks,” he said, “which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies.” “I have only one,” said the Cat; “but I can generally manage with that.” Just at that moment they heard the cry […]
Dave’s New Year’s resolution was to begin walking each day to improve his health. Living in a very rural area he often would walk for miles upon miles before returning home. One day, on a gravel road that he had not been on before, he stumbled upon a man lying on the ground with his […]
Growing up on a farm near Montour, one of my fond memories was listening to Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story,” on the pickup radio. It always fascinated me that the stories Paul told with dramatic pauses always ended with an ironic twist. Paul wrote a powerful newspaper column called “What Are Policemen Made […]