Weather: Chance of Thunderstorms today.
Come to the UP and beat the heat. After today we are headed for mid to high 60’s for a few days. Just what we needed a nice cool down. Dry weather has also kept our mosquito population down.
An old farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said
he didn’t live far and would just walk home. On the way home he stopped at the hardware Store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the
store he now had a problem – how to carry his entire
purchases home. While he
was scratching his head he was approached by a little old
lady who told him
she was lost.
‘Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane ?’
said, ‘Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close
to that house. I would walk you there but I can’t
carry this lot.’
The old lady
suggested, ‘Why don’t you put the can of paint in
the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other
‘Why thank you very much,’ he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home.
On the way he says ‘Let’s take my short cut and go down this alley.
We’ll be there in no time.’
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, ‘I am a
lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know
that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull
up my skirt, and have your way with me?’
The farmer said, ‘Holy smokes lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a
gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the
world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?’
The old lady replied, ‘Set the goose down, cover him with the
bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens.’