It's the first Sunday of the month so that can mean only one thing................it's time to head to Sian's for Storytelling Sunday!
At this time of year I think of my dad lots, everywhere I look in the spring there is something that makes me think of him......and laugh!
I can remember many years ago he came home from work with a joke to tell us, the only trouble was he was laughing so much that he had trouble telling us the joke! I thought I would share the joke with you today:
A man goes to a pet shop and buys a hamster, takes it home and lets it settle in. The next day he wakes up and the hamster is dead! He returns to the pet shop and tells the manager what has happened. The pet shop manager says "go home and boil the hamster in sugar and water because it will make a lovely jam". The man does this and then tastes the jam, it is so awful that he throws it out of the window. The next morning the man looks out of the window and there are daffodils growing everywhere he threw the jam. He returns to the pet shop and says to the manager "I made the jam and it tasted awful so I threw it in the garden, this morning there are daffodils growing in the garden everywhere I threw the jam!" The pet shop manager says "Don't be so silly, Sir, everyone knows........................
Now it's not necessarily the joke that makes me laugh and I know it's a joke for people over a certain age because Maddie didn't get it. It's remembering my dad doubled up with tears in his eyes barely able to talk as he tried to tell it, that is why I laugh when I see the daffodils and tulips growing in the spring :)
Now it's time for you to go and tell your story, visit Sian's blog and enjoy reading the other stories there.
I hope you've had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the sunshine
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