Thursday, May 16, 2013


If you don’t care for chrysanthemums, don’t bother with this ‘cause that’s today’s presentation.  On the other hand, ...

Humor --


A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited. One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor. There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee. The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes. The actor nodded graciously and the star-struck woman smiled demurely.

“Pull yourself together!” she chided herself. “You're a happily married woman with three children; you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!”

The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.

When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change--but her other hand was empty. “Where's my ice cream cone?” she asked herself. “Did I leave it in the store?”

Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand…or in a holder on the counter…or something. But no ice cream cone was in sight. With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman. His face broke into his familiar warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, "You put it in your purse."


  1. I love the piano one especially!

    Chrysanthemums are pretty, but man, do they stink--which is one of the reasons why they help keep gophers out of the garden, I've been told. Their permethrin is extracted to kill lice and make mosquito repellents.

  2. I can so see that happening to me! I always loved Tony Curtis. Oscar has the same mischievous eyes :-}
    Lovely mums, too.

  3. I've got chrysanthemums in my dining room now. They're so inexpensive (especially at the end of the day when they're reduced at Tesco!) and they last forever. I can vouch for Alison's comment that they add color but NOT scent, but I can't notice over the cat litterbox and wet dog smell!