Thursday, December 31, 2009

Old Joke #25


A very old man lay dying in his bed. In death's doorway, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookie wafting up the stairs.

He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort forced himself down the stairs, gripping the railing with both hands.

With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven.

There, spread out on newspapers on the kitchen table, were literally hundreds of his favorite chocolate chip cookies.

Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted wife, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself toward the table. The aged and withered hand, shaking, made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when he was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.

"Stay out of those," she said. "They're for the funeral.

15 comments:

  1. I came here via Pics and Poems blog because your comment on resolutions was so interesting. Did not expect such a funny and 'mean' joke.

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  2. Thanks for the joke. Another version that I heard was the old man sent his grandson down for some cookies. The kid came back with broken pieces. "Why did you bring me just the broken pieces?"
    "Grandma said the good ones are for the funeral."

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  3. Happy New Year my friend!! oxoxoxo

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  4. Ha! You should see what it is doing outside...I am wondering if I get on the road, will I be blizzard blog writing along the way!

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  5. Oh my goodness. I'm laughing so hard! Reminds me of the joke of the guy on the golf course who interrupts his drive to place his cap over his heart as a funeral procession passes. His golfing buddy comments on his politeness. The guy replies "Well, it's the least I can do. She was a good wife for 30 years."

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  6. I actually laughed! Happy New Year!

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  7. I laughed out loud! Thanks for a new joke (for me) to tell to my guests who'll be arriving in about 1 hour!
    Bonne Année et Meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année.

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  8. Oldies but goodies. Keep 'em coming.

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  9. That's a good one. Happy New Year!

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