A father and son went fishing one day.
While they were out in the boat,
the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him.

He asked his father,
"How does this boat float?
The father replied, "Don't rightly know son."

A little later, the boy looked at his father
and asked,
"How do fish breathe underwater?"
Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know son."

A little later the boy asked his father,
"Why is the sky blue?"
Again, the father replied, "Don't rightly know son."

Finally, the boy asked his father,
"Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?"
The father replied,
"Of course not, you don't ask questions,
   you never learn nothin'."
A Mother passing by her son's bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was
prominently on the pillow that was addressed to
"Mom".  With the worst
premonition she opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.

Dear Mom,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you.
I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you.

I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice.
But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercings, tattoos,
tight motorcycle clothes, and the fact that she is much older than I am.

But it's not only the passion. . . Mom, she's pregnant.
Stacy said that we will be very happy.
She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter.
We share a dream of having many more children.

Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone.
We'll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people
that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy.

In the meantime we will pray that science will
find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better.
She deserves it.

Don't worry Mom. I'm 15 and I know how to take care of myself.
Someday I'm sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.

Love,
Your Son, Jon

P.S. Mom, none of the above is true.
I'm over at Tommy's house.
I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life
than the report card that's in my center desk drawer.

I love you.
Call me when it's safe to come home.
1

            If evolution really works,
            how come mothers only have two hands?
2
A friend's young daughter
was going to her Granddad’s 80th birthday party,
and she wanted to choose her own birthday card for him.
 So off she went to the local shop and when she came back she said,
 “they didn't have any 80th birthday cards
         - so I bought him two 40 ones”.

                 We are given children to test us
                         and make us more spiritual.
3
Never stop caring
about the little things in life,
never stop dreaming
or give in to strife.

Never stop building bridges
that lead to promising tomorrows,
never stop trying
or give in to sorrows.

Never stop smiling
and looking forward to each new day,
But most of all my friend . . .
never stop shining in you own special way.

Never forget that all storms can clear,
the grayest sky can turn pure blue.
Remember, brighter tomorrows are near. . .
And of course, I’m always here for you.
4


Never stop smiling ‘
cause you never know who’s falling in love with
your smile.
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Acknowledgements:
[1] ~Why Parents Drink ~Anonymous
[2] ~Ed Dussault
[3] ~George F. Will
[4] ~Anonymous
Why Parents Go Grey
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
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Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

Questions and comments welcomed.
Keep smiling,
it makes people wonder what you're up to.