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a road more traveled

A Road More Traveled

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 […]

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the Policeman

The Policeman

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 […]

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cow humor

Cow Humor

The teacher asked the students to name five things that contain milk. Little Timmy quickly raises his hand and starts giving his answers:  Butter . . . (teachers says yes) Cheese (that is good), Ice Cream (great job Timmy – do you have two more?) Timmy looks up, scratches his head, and says . . […]

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Penny for Your Thoughts

If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny ~ Steven Wright Once upon a time in the US we were encouraged to go to school, study hard, get a scholarship, go on to college, get a degree, get a good job, […]

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Happy New Year

New Year’s Resolutions

There’s a man sitting at a bar on New Year’s Eve, just staring at his drink for half an hour. Then, a big trouble-making hell’s angel biker steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, and slams it, pounding the empty glass on the bar. The poor man starts crying…The biker says, “Come […]

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Bishop Nicholas

Bishop Nicholas

Two snowmen were standing in a field; one looks over to other and says “hey, do you smell carrots, or is it just me?” With Christmas upon us I would again like share the story of Bishop Nicholas- enjoy. Long ago there was a poor widower man with three teenage daughters. This man hardly had […]

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our tree

Our Tree

Pete had spent a better part of the day and much of the evening at a local bar. When he got in his car to start home, he was astounded at what he found.  He dialed 911, and with a tone of fury combined with indignation, he yelled, “My car has been vandalized.  They stole […]

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scottish jim

Scottish Jim

An old weathered farmer asks a young man in a finely tailored suit: “Where are you from?” To which the pompous Ivy League young man replies: “I come from a place where we do not end sentences with prepositions.” The farmer replies: “Okay— where are you from, jackass?” The question of the day – Do […]

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the oyster

The Oyster

Cowboy humorist Baxter Black is known for his jokes, so when he puts them in a poem, the crowds laugh twice as hard. “The Oyster” is one of his favorites, and he describes the poem as a classic city vs. country misunderstanding. The sign upon the café wall said OYSTER: fifty cents. “How quaint,” the […]

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in the trenches

In the Trenches

An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy didn’t move. Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy didn’t respond. Once more the farmer […]

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