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, December 20, 2005

12/20 - Santa Screams, Caps and Cards

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Instead of Scouts tonight, we had a ward Christmas party up the
canyon at a large dining hall. It was up at a Scout property, and
there was even a tubing hill to go sledding on. Santa visited and
gave gifts to the under 12-year-old kids. Son #4 got a bag of
green army guys. This is one of his favorite toys. If he’s playing
with someone, he can play for hours using his imagination and
these little guys.

Santa also scared the dickens out of a young toddler. She screamed
bloody murder when Santa tried to pick her up. It seemed a little
embarrassing for Santa and the mom, but still kind of funny. As a
matter of fact, I had the exact same, (ahum... I mean an
acquaintance of mine) had the exact same experience Sunday night
at another family’s Christmas party. After putting about 4 or 5
kids on my lap, the next little girl wouldn’t have anything to do
with Santa. She went stiff as a board and let out a scream that
Santa will never forget. He recovered nicely and finished the job.

Anyway, son #4 got a hat from Caps4Sam.com tonight, sent from Doug
S. (Thanks!) Caps4Sam raises money for the Children’s Memorial
Hospital, so it’s a cool gift, and keeps on giving! We’re also
getting more cards from our readers. And we’re ~almost~ caught up
sending cards back out…

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

Reader Comment Section:

If I remember correctly.. Heir Zeller is the bad German Nazi..
it's not a big part.. but sets the tone for the show..letting you
know that they are under German Rule..and he tries to make life
hard for them.. even recruiting the oldest son .etc.. does that
ring a bell anyone? I should know it.. haven't seen it in a
while..but used to see it all the time..
~Debi S.

I never thought I would say this to you, but you are a Nazi big
guy! Have fun in the show, tho... I'm sure it will be lots of fun!
~Cousin Daria B.

[I seem to remember a photo last year of one of my Jewish cousins
wearing a habit and holding a rosary in some play. I think that’s
where they get the word ‘play’ for these things. (Grin) Now, how
are they going to make a short chubby mean Nazi out of me? That
will be interesting indeed!]

Hey Marty,
You're probably already aware of this, but "911" calls don't work
with VoIP calls, because they can't tell what you're location is
(VoIP numbers are portable), so you'll need to keep your local
phone service just for 911 access.
~James in California

Hey - I saw that you've signed up with Vonage. The one thing to
keep in mind about it is that emergency service/911 acts a little
differently with it.
-Doug S.

[You’re now required to put in your location of where the phone
service will be, so that if you do have to call 911, it will be
routed to the closest emergency center. Pretty slick.]


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