Monday, March 14, 2011

Laughter is good, Even at my expense!

Life is full of funny situations. Those are the things that sometime keep one from being depressed or going off the deep end (one of Dad’s statements). Once while hunting my buddy Sonny and I walked back to the camping area. Another couple guys had decided to camp nearby with a little fold out camper. That is a small camper that flips two flat sides out where you sleep. As below.

pop up camper

Well you need to brace under each side if you don’t you will ‘capsize’ the little camper. Anyway as we walked into the camping area the larger of the two guys had done just that and he could not get out. The little camper was tilted at a 45 degree angle and the guy could not get up. We helped him out and we all got a good laugh out of it.

tilted camper

“I think you for got to put the back legs out”

“And what was you first clue?”

Sherry likes to find out as much as she can about John’s condition so she tries to catch the Doctor on his rounds. I don’t join the huddle if I am there. One morning She caught the Dr, nurses and the Dr’s Assistant (DA) in the hall. I was watching and as Sherry was talking she pointed upward, the Dr. suddenly put his hand on Sherry’s arm as if to console her. Then they all laughed. From where I was it was a little confusing. In a few minutes she returned to where I stood, smiling. I asked, “what was that all about?”


She laughed, “I asked the doctor when John was going up and pointed up.”

 “I saw that,” I said.

“He thought I was asking when Johnny was gonna pass, and he said they were trying their best to delay that for a long time. And the DA laughingly explained to the DR. that I meant when is he going UP to the 7th floor for rehab therapy.”

Also when Johnny is asked a question he will just sorta tilt his head, raise his eyebrows and shrug his shoulders. Now, I answer Sherry like that sometime, and we both laugh.


My latest no-no. Sherry always checks our bank statement. She keeps telling me is, that check we sent with our tax return this year, still hasn’t been cashed. Well yesterday we went to the motor home and I got on the computer to print some statements where I had ordered books. The silly printer kept wanting to print an alignment page, so it finally did. So I figured when it said put it in the scanner to align it, I may as well do it. I raised the lid and there was an envelope, I turned it over to look at it and it was our Income tax return that had never been mailed.


Yeah, we got a laugh out of that too!

Nite Shipslog


You can tell how big a person is  by what it takes to discourage him.

Car of the day:

1937 OLDS

1937 Oldsmobile


Cher' Shots said...

We had a giggle over your Johnny story. We also had a cousin who almost ended up in the lake when he and his wife got a little 'frisky' in their pop up camper and it was backed up right to where the bank that went down to the lake.
'love & hugs from afar'

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The news of John continues to be good. Glad he is going UP to the 7th floor anyway. At least you found the check before the 15th of April deadline. Take good care!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

They say...the mind is the first to least you found the check before the deadline....Still sending prayers....

Enjoy the 36*.....only 40* here today and lots of rain on the horizon....

Kisses from Misskitty.....

Fred Alton said...

I enjoyed the story about the little pop-up camper. I've only thought about one for me - but never really even looked at one closely because something about them just didn't appeal. Now I'm sure I don't want one because that's probably the first thing I would do.!! ☻

shirl72 said...

Glad you found your envelope before the deadline.
Glad they decided Johnny was going up. LOL
Maybe it want be long until you can start rolling
toward warm weather. I know you are both ready.
Keep thinking happy thoughts and that will get
you through.


~mel said...

oh you silly goose! as my momma would say

You better be careful or that guy in that big white coat is gonna put you in a white coat with straps (if you know what I mean) and is gonna take you to the 13th floor ~ yep ... you're losing your mind ... but we'll just keep that fact between the two of us ... lol

Sending some more {{HEALING VIBES}} to Johnny and {{HUGS}} to you and your lovely bride. LOVE YA!

Bookncoffee said...

Those were some laughs. Glad you found the check though. That might have been bad. lol

Hope you all are doing well. I hope you find some warmth soon. I know you are itching for better weather. Head to Tennessee soon. We have 70's by Thursday. I'll blow some up that way! lol

Anonymous said...

Your 'p.s.' is great ! And yes, there seem to be still angels here on earth. Please have a good Tuesday.

Paula said...

Liked the entry, got some giggles from it.

betty said...

I'm sure the taxes are in the mail by now; LOL; I'm sure you'll remember this for next year. Too cute about John's story and "up" versus
"UP!". Do let us know when John goes up to the rehab floor!


Dar said...

Thanks for the giggles. We all need a good laugh once in awhile. Like our Daddy's last words, "Laughter really IS the best medicine." It makes a person more responsive to a good laugh each day.
BlessYourHearts and HealingPrayersForYouAll