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.

Monday, October 31, 2005

10/31 - Firetruck Prayers

Monday, October 31, 2005

[11/33 = 33% - 22 more treatments to go. They say if his hair is
going to fall out, it will do it this week.]


Happy Halloween to everyone! Things are starting to wind down
after a several hour quest for sugar. Since it was family night,
we all decided to head out early. But by 7PM, son #4 was tired, so
he and I came home to hand out candy to everyone who came to
visit. We had a grand total of zero people come over. Now I have
to figure what to do with a bunch of unopened candy. Maybe I’ll
take it to work and put it in a bowl for everyone else. So, son #4
and I played cars on the carpet until the rest of the family was

Last night at dinner, I asked son #2 to say the prayer at dinner.
He opened fine, thanked Heavenly Father for this, then that, and
then asked to bless Grandmas, Grandpas, and the normal stuff. Then
his voice got a little quiet and he quickly mumbled something like
“andblessitsowegetalotofcandytomorrow”, and a quick “In the name
of Jesus Christ AMEN!” The other 3 boys said, “AMEN!” and started
to eat. “Hold on a minute, what was that?” I said. “But Dad,” he
said, and then said, ‘aren’t we supposed to involve Him in
everything we do?’

Well, yeah, but...

Anyway, my sweet wife and son #4 went to the children’s hospital
after his radiation treatment today, for a Halloween party. She
said the most ingenious costume was a kid in a wheel chair,
painted all red, with a blue upside down plastic cup on his head.
Someone asked what he was, he said, “A fire truck!”

That’s a good one...

For those of you who get this as email...
Enjoy today’s Jokes!

p.s. I put a little song on the blog site on Saturday. Very
fitting I thought. ( http://martysjotd.blogspot.com )

Reader Comment Section:

Marty, love the jokes and hearing about the family. Hope everyone
is faring well. In the meantime, here's a funny for you:
~Katrina B.
[See Joke #3 today]


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