Joke Bandwagon

A few of my regular reads have published jokes recently and good ones too. I particularly liked Yorkie’s Love Story and the duck joke from Wartime Housewife.

Always one to leap upon a passing bandwagon, here is my contribution with a parrot theme.

I should point out that it is lifted from the magazine of the New Covenant Church in Manchester which Mrs P brought home with her after her choir was invited to sing there last weekend.

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.

The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.”

The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”

The third smile and said, “I’ve got you both beat. You remember how mum enjoyed reading the bible? And you know she can’t see very well.

“So I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible.

“It took elders in the church twelve years to teach him. He’s one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it.”

Soon after, mum sent out her letters of thanks:

“Milton,” she wrote to son one, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”

“Gerald,” she wrote to her second son, “I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”

“Dearest Donald,” she wrote to the third, “You have the good sense to know what your mother likes. The chicken was delicious.”

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4 comments… Add yours
  • john g 3rd November 2011


  • Yorkshire Pudding 3rd November 2011

    I wonder how parrot really tastes? Not that I want to try it! I guess you just have to lick your lips.

  • Roger Green 3rd November 2011

    Here’s a joke someone sent me; won’t use it in my blog, but haven’t deleted it yet:

    A couple were invited to a swanky costume party. The Mrs. Got a terrible
    headache and told her husband to go to the party alone.
    He being a devoted husband protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there was no need for his good time being spoiled by not going.
    So he took his costume and away he went. The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain and, as it was still early, decided to go the party.
    Since her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
    She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice woman he could, and copping a little feel here and a little kiss there.
    His wife sidled up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his current partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new babe that had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished ,naturally, since he was her husband.
    Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed.
    So off they went to one of the cars and had a quickie.
    Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away, went home, put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his Behavior.
    She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she asked what kind of a time he had. He said: “Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you’re not there.”
    – “Did you dance much ?”
    – “I’ll tell you, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met
    Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But you’re not going to believe what happened to the guy I loaned my costume to….”

  • Shooting Parrots 3rd November 2011

    Excellent Roger! I didn’t see that punchline coming!


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