July 8, 2010 9:48pm CST
My father always had the lamest jokes in the world. I guess we thought they were lame because we heard them soooooooooo many times! One day when I was around eleven years old, my older sisters all asked my dad to tell his Miss Mumick story. Now, this story was pretty lame and to this day I don't really get that big a kick out of it but this particular day was special and I will tell you why. After my father finished telling his story, my mother burst into gales of laughter and just totally lost it! I mean, we were all laughing just because she was laughing so hard. You know what I mean, right? Dad swore he had told that story for years and every time my mother would pooh-pooh him, "Oh Sherman and his stories!" but for some reason that particular day this story suddenly hit my mother's funny bone and she laughed until she cried! She insisted that she never heard the story before but obviously since my sisters had all heard it, he had told it before. I had never heard it before that day to my recollection, either, but it was more my mother that I was laughing at than my father's story. Has something like this ever happened to you? Isn't it funny how something can just hit us and strike a chord in our funnybone and we'll laugh till we cry?
• United States
16 Jul 10
Hello alaskanray, My dad was the same way whether jok was funny or not. If we saw mom laughing we laugh too. The brothers not so much but sisters yes. Even my sisters would silly things or make us laugh to get us into trouble or if there 3 of in time outs... my parents use to ties in little rocking chairs we all sit together we would make funny faces etc... to get one of us to luagh and get introuble agin by Mom. You see she had nine children that was only to keep us in line or when dad was it was in the corners we went etc... yes, dad jokes we would here few of them over and over again as we grew. But you know what I do not remember any of them now...how sad.. I am in 40's now. Thanks and have a great day! Sincerely unique16
• United States
9 Jul 10
I think it is a common problem in marriages to take it all too seriously. My ex and I were in trouble from day one because he was always so full of anger and could not lighten up to save his life. That marriage only lasted two years for a myriad of reasons. I do miss my mom, though. She's been gone 21 years and there are still times I miss her so much that I will cry my heart out. My daughter will ask me what's wrong and I'll just say, "I miss my mom!" I don't think we ever stop missing our mom once she is gone.