The Fountain of Youth: Laughter!

Dear Reader:

When I came across some adorably funny stories the other day (that took me back to the classroom again) I knew it was time to share some of these… because I had so much fun just giggling by myself…It is time to share the best medicine in the world with everyone…laughter!

Both Rutledge and Eva Cate love elephants! It is their favorite animal. Eva Cate because it starts with an “E”(like her name) and Rutledge because he adopted an elephant named for him (Rutledge) last Christmas from the Kenya Wildlife Preserve.

He still receives notes from Rutledge the Elephant thanking him for his meals. (Of course since our own Rutledge is gearing up again as a Clemson Tiger…Rutledge the Elephant might be afraid of him some today if they ever meet. 🙂

At Eva Cate’s Pre-School graduation (a few years back) her graduation ceremony consisted of a skit and she had the part, of course, of an elephant in their class’s farewell play!

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As you might suspect…all of this is a lead-in to our first joke…a student’s sharp wit and a beleaguered teacher….sound familiar? It sure does to me…but it still makes me smile.

Elephant:

The class teacher asks students to name an animal that begins with an “E”. One boy says, “Elephant.”

Then the teacher asks for an animal that begins with a “T”. The same boy says, “Two elephants.”

The teacher sends the boy out of the class for being a smart aleck. After that she asks for an animal beginning with “M”.

The boy shouts from the other side of the wall: “Maybe an elephant!”

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We don’t want to pick on our good pastors and their families…but this one really got me giggling.

Wrong email address:

A couple was going on vacation but his wife was still on a business trip… so he went to the destination first…  the plan was for his wife to meet him the next day.

When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email.

Unfortunately, when typing her address, he mistyped a letter and his note was re-directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.

When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

Dearest Wife,
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

P.S. Sure is hot down here.

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Young Entrepreneurs

A police officer found a perfect hiding place watching for speeding motorists.

One day, the officer was amazed when everyone was under the speed limit, so he investigated and found the problem.

A 10-year-old boy was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign which said “Radar Trap Ahead.”

A little more investigative work led the officer to the boy’s accomplice: The second boy was about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with a sign reading “TIPS” with a bucket at his feet full of change.

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For about three years, Carol Poole and I traveled up and down I-26 so much (doing social studies workshops around the state) that we came to call the Interstate the Dingle-Poole Exchange. So when I saw this joke it made me smile even wider.

Follow the Numbers

There was a car that was driving very slowly down the highway. A state trooper pulled it over.

“What did I do wrong, officer?” the driver asked.

“You were going 26 MPH on a major highway; there is a law against that. You must go at least 50 MPH.”

“But when I got onto the highway, the sign said 26!”

“That is because this is Interstate 26! The 26 isn’t the speed limit!”

The driver leaned back into her car seat and the cop saw another woman sitting beside her looking as pale as a ghost.

“What happened to her?’ the officer asked.

“I don’t know, but she has been that way ever since we got off  Interstate 160.”

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Copy Cat

Teacher: “I hope I didn’t see you looking at Fred’s test paper, Tommy.”
Tommy: “I hope you didn’t see me either, sir.”

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Obviously I could on and on…but I hope you found at least a little chuckle or two to start your day.

So until tomorrow….

If you’re too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

–Proverb

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

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About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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10 Responses to The Fountain of Youth: Laughter!

  1. bcparkison says:

    Small world…Raili, on her blog today is all about laughter too. I did not know it can also cause death. Elephants are one of my favorites too. They have a lot to teach us humans.

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Elephants sure do…since because of the size of their brains are probably the smartest creatures on earth…we would do well to emulate them. Glad there is a lot of laughter going around today….great minds think alike. 🙂

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      • Becky Dingle says:

        As far as dying and laughter…I suppose that is where the expression “He died laughing” originated…actually it originated with “Doc” Holliday, of the famous western outlaw gang…who survived many shoot-outs and instead died of TB in bed. He thought dying in bed with his boots on (feet too swollen from disease to get them off) after all his life/death escapades was funny…He started laughing, then coughing, and then died.

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      • bcparkison says:

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Yahoo!!!! Congratulations! Now this is a celebration day…one for smiles and laughter. If you have a website or anything with your collection of creations…send it and I will be glad to put it on a future blog post!

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      • bcparkison says:

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  2. Jo Dufford says:

    Thanks for the laugh. Count the day lost when you can’t find something that ,at the very least, will make you smile or chuckle.

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  3. wishing you lots of laughter- I love elephants too! thank you for a delightful read!

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