My Grandmom Was Really On to Something


June 22, 2012 by Jay Helms


This morning our kids wrote letters to friends who are at summer camps right now. So to make the letters and the letter writing much more fun, we helped them find a few jokes to insert into the letters. We had as much fun laughing out loud over these corny jokes as we have had in a month. The last time I laughed as hard as I did this morning was when Mark the Englishman dove on me and tackled me for playfully calling him two British English words I don’t know the meaning of, and which I’ve only heard in the movies, a “tosser” and a “wanker”…but that’s a story for another day.

It’s got me to thinking about my grandmother, Ruby Snyder Helms. We called her Boodoo. Every person who knew her adored her. And it was all because she spend half of her life laughing. Now I’m thinking laughter is remarkably undervalued in the world. I don’t mean laughter at someone else’s expense, just silly old “Life is Good” laughter. How many things in life can you name that are better than uncontrollable laughter? Not very many.

I am here to say that I think laughter is a reminder that God is real (what logical sense does laughter make in an uncreated world…it’s a logical impossibility), that He is Good, and that He intends that we should live joyfully and with a bit of a light heart. As my Granddad used to say “Sursum Corda!” (Google it.)

So, for everyone out there that needs a good laugh, these (corny) jokes are for you!

Warning: if you do not make a single audible sound of amusement while reading these, you may be at risk of taking yourself to seriously.

Q. What did one eye say to the other?
A. Between you and me…something smells


Our 5 yr old laughed, almost to the point of weeping, at the next joke when I read it aloud.
Q. Where did the cow go on the weekend?
A. The moooooovies.…


Boy 1: Somebody you know really well said you sound like an owl!
Boy 2: Who?

Two hats are on a rack. Hat #1 says to Hat #2, “You stay here. I’ll go on a head.”…

Q. What goes black and white, black and white, black and white?
A. A penguin rolling down a hill.

Two snowmen are standing next to each other in a yard.
One says to the other : “You’re right. That’s weird. I smell carrots too.”

Ever wanted to do this on a test…?


One for the Star Wars fans:


And my personal favorite…
Q. What did the cat say after eating two robins lying in the sun?
A. I just love baskin’ robins.…

Which one is your favorite? Got any others to share?
Leave a comment.

One thought on “My Grandmom Was Really On to Something

  1. April says:

    The Barrow Boys’ all-time favorite joke is:
    Why did the chicken cross the playground?

    To get to the other SLIDE.

    It’s funny every time.

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