Humor In All Situations

Thursday, August 28, 2014

They say humor can be found in any circumstance, whether it is illness, financial or marital woes, old age, proverty.

Perhaps that's true. At least certain people seem to look at things through rose-colored glasses.

Linda Ellerbee said that a few weeks after her breast cancer surgery, she went out to play catch with her golden retriever. When she bent down to pick up the ball, her prothesis fell out. The dog snatched it, and she found herself chasing him down the road, yelling, "Hey, come back here with my breast."

Janette Barber had something else to say about the subject. "Who ever thought up the word "mammogram?" Everytime I hear it, I think.....I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to someone."

Geri Wilson said, "You know the hardest thing about having cerebral palsy and being a woman?" It's plucking your eyebrows. That's how I originally got pierced ears."

On the Internet, I found more interesting quotes about all kinds of subjects.

Actress Helen Hayes, now deceased, said, "The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy." She said that at age 73.

Sally Forth said, "Behind every successful woman.....is a basket of dirty laundry.

Humorist Erma Bombeck said, "My favorite second household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."

Bette Davis said, "Old age ain't no place for sissies."

"Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart," said Caryn Leschen.

Kathy Buckley said that when she was young, she was put in a school for retarded kids for two years before they realized she actually had a hearing loss. "And they called ME slow!" she said.

Overstressed, overworked mothers often find humor in the daily grind of caring for their children. There was the mother frantically trying to get her children dressed for school. One had lost a tennis shoe which couldn't be found. Later the mother found it inside the sugar canister.

On the subject of poverty: How often have we heard people say about their childhood, "We were poor but we didn't know it."

This morning on a television show, singer Rod Stewart talked about growing up in poverty. "We were so poor we licked the plate," he said.

A friend, who laughs about it now, said they wallpapered to keep the cold from coming through the cracks in the wall. "We could look through the cracks in the floor and see the chickens running 'round." The family huddled around a coal stove to keep warm. But even in those circumstances, they found a lot of happiness, he said.

As Oscar Levant once said, "Happiness isn't something you experience, it's something you remember."