Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Family Fun!

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

One of the requirements for the family life merit badge is to
organize your family to do a family project. Son #1 is trying, but
it’s not easy. We’re having him organize us to paint the walls down
the stairs and in the entryway. He told son #3 to put newspaper
down on the stairs, to protect the carpet from the sanding. Son #3
was not too happy and complained loudly. He kept throwing papers
around and putting them on son #1’s head. Son #1 didn’t like that
at all, so they started fighting.

So, I sent son #3 away, and told him he couldn’t help. I figured
that son #3 would be happy that he didn’t have to work anymore.
But, it had just the opposite affect. He was upset when he didn’t
get to help out.

Go figure...

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Reader Comment Section:

Hi Marty,
I've been on your mailing list for a couple of years and the jokes
and "in-home" happenings at your house are always entertaining. I
am writing to let you know that Japan also celebrates Valentines
Day. More traditionally the ladies give chocolates and gifts to the
gentlemen on February 14th. BUT...the ladies day is observed on an
almost forgetten holiday called "White Day" on March 14th. That's
the day that the ladies get their chocolate and gifts of love.
Thought you'd like to know and it's also quite possible that Korea
and a couple of other asian countries have adopted and observe this
romantic day. Take care!

hi Marty,
PLEASE tell South Africa that they mustn't celebrate Valentine's
Day (according to your trivia) because it's costing me a FORTUNE!!!
thankS for the daily laffS,
jOe F. from Cape Town, South Africa.

Hey Marty,
Great page, always enjoy it. But, there was an error in Monday's
edition. You cite the following: Only the US, Canada, Mexico,
France, Australia and the UK celebrate Valentine's Day. Wrong, I
live in Albania and they are loopy about it here. Some take days
off work, schools are sometimes closed. Couples are out for the
day, cafes and restaurants are filled and young men buy the young
women flowers. As a Brit, I know they celebrate it much more here
than in Britain. Maybe this may be due to the fact that under the
dictator, Enver Hoxa they were not aloud to celebrate it as it was
a 'saints' day and all aspects of religion was outlawed. Keep up
the good work.
Pete H.

[Oh my, Japan, South Africa, and now Albania. Where will they think
of next!]


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