Friday, February 17, 2017

Disappearing Coins

My youngest sister, Betty, slid off the hood of a slow-moving car when she was young. She got some road rash and a nasty gash on her shoulder.

I don't remember if it was Pauline or Lorraine, or maybe both, who bought her a little bank. You put a coin in a slot on top and a rumbling sound started. Wait, wait, wait.  Suddenly a boney hand reached out and quickly snatched the coin, slithered quickly into the recesses from which it sprung, and the door clamped shut.

It was a mix between wonder and fright.

I tried to find a video of one on YouTube but the closest one I could find was of hands reaching out towards piggy banks.  How times have changed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

He Was Joking Us

We were sitting around on the couches being a family one night last week and Teddy piped up, "I have a joke."  We asked him what it was and he said, "Which shark ate the banana?" Then he started one of those delightful pure-joy kid laughs that are highly-contagious.

Jokes can be fun even without a punchline.  We still go around the house asking each other, "Which shark ate the banana"" and nobody really knows.

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