Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A GIGGLE FOR TODAY

I don't know about you... but getting a good laugh always cheers me up.
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KAREN WROTE THE FUNNIEST STORY
AS A MOTHER... YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR CHILD IS LISTENING.I Was Trying To Be Martha Before Martha Was Martha...

This is a story that might only be funny to a certain age group, but still funny none the less. If you are old enough to remember sanitary napkins that came with a belt and those waxed paper bags to throw them away in...you are my target group. All others will still enjoy! I know sanitary napkins??? Bear with me...it's a good one.
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Here is a little background for the story. I am the youngest of 5 children, my father career military retiring in 1970, my mother the perfect base commander's wife and military hostess extraordinaire. Always hosting the perfect party even after they were out of the military.
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Enter me...1973 or so, 8 or nine years old. My mom and dad were having a very big party. You know the fancy ones...china, crystal, silver and in the DINING ROOM. The table was mostly set and the guests were ready to arrive soon, but I wanted to help. What was the safest job my mom could give me..."Oh Karen, how about you put the cloth napkins on each plate".
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Ooohhh!!! I was so excited to decorate each plate with a napkin. But wait...I remembered something my mom told me one time in the bathroom, "Oh honey, put those little bags back in the box, those are just for napkins"
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Those pretty waxed blue bags are just for napkins. How perfect...and mom said they WERE for napkins. So up to the bathroom I went, gathered up a handful of the plain blue waxed bags from under the sink.
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I carefully folded each napkin and placed it in it's very own special bag and then placed one on each plate. I think I still remember how excited I was when I finished.
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I will end the story here with you just picturing the look on my mom's face when I called her in the dining room!!!
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I think I was trying to be Martha, before Martha was even Martha.
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I think I just made my mom laugh in heaven

3 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

Okay, that is one of the funniest stories EVER! I bet your mom was completely cracking up.

=)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I have read this joke many years ago..and it still makes me laugh.;)

Mumsy said...

Very funny! Hugs