(While Smiley is on his Well-Deserved Vacation, here are some items from past columns that causes him to chuckle, guffaw and/or chortle:)
Walt Brunty, the Baker Bard, offers this Cajun nursery rhyme:
Hickory, dickory, dock,
Three nutria ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
And the other two run.
Just one ended up in the pot.
From Harry Clark, of Lafayette:
“If you take something apart and put it together again often enough, after a while you will have enough parts left over to make another one.”
Mike L. says recipes in the paper remind him of the time many years ago when his sister, just married, called their mother for a recipe:
“My mother was going through the recipe, and said to put in a little salt and some pepper.
“When my sister asked, ‘How much pepper?’ my mother said, ‘When you sneeze, you have enough!’ ”
From Richard Guidry, of Zachary:
“The first sign of maturity is the discovery that the volume knob also turns to the left.”
Walt Brunty, the Baker Bard, offers another of his infamous Cajun nursery rhymes:
Little Jacques Horner
Sat in de corner,
Eating hot crawfish bisque.
He stuck in his tongue,
An’ it was burn some,
An’ now he speak with a lisp.
From Pierre Broussard, of Abbeville:
“Putting your best foot forward at least keeps it out of your mouth.”
John Mahaffey overheard this conversation between two 9-year-old girls:
“Is Chuck still your boyfriend?”
“No, he doesn’t have CLASS.”
“What do you mean, he doesn’t have class?”
“I wouldn’t be caught dead with a man who still watched ‘SESAME STREET!’ ”
From Lydia Pourciau:
“Mid-life is when you go to the doctor and realize you are now so old that you have to pay someone to look at you naked.”
Elsie Boudreaux says she told her granddaughter about going to the movies back in the ’40s:
“I mentioned that we saw the feature film, a cartoon and, since it was before TV, we had newsreels about happenings around the world.
“Her comment was, ‘Oh yes, we studied about that in history.’ ”
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