OCTOBER 1, 2002
THE COUNTRY CORNER
An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to
report that her car had been broken into. She is hysterical as
she explains her situation to the dispatcher:
"They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and
even the accelerator!" she cried.
The only cow in Beartown, Vermont stopped giving milk. The people did
some research and found they could buy a cow up in Thorndike, Maine
The wise old Mother
Superior from county Tipperary was dying. The nuns gathered around her
bed trying to make her comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to
drink, but she refused it. Then one nun took the glass back to the
An American, who is a scratch Golfer, visits
Scotland for the first time.
A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau has an apartment overlooking the Western Wall. Every day when she looks out, she sees an old bearded Jewish man praying vigorously. Certain he would be a good interview subject, the journalist goes down to the Wall, and introduces herself to the old man.
She asks, "You come every day to the Wall. Sir, how long have you done that and what are you praying for?"
The old man replies, "I have come here to pray every day for 25 years. In the morning I pray for world peace and for the brotherhood of man. I go home, have a cup of tea, and I come back and pray for the eradication
of illness and disease from the earth. And very, very important, I pray for peace and understanding between the Israelis and Palestinians."
The journalist is impressed. "How does it make you feel to come here every day for 25 years and pray for these wonderful things?" she asks.
The old man replies, calmly, "Like I'm talking to a damn wall."
mean, as in the Bronx
in New York?
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