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.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

1/3 - Army Girl

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

We had a great Christmas. One of son #4’s favorite present was the
one he picked out by himself. He took money from his Aunt and his
Grandpa, and spent almost 2 hours scouring Toys R Us for just the
perfect gift. After much thought and discussion, he picked out an
army vest with a knife, canteen, binoculars, map, and a walkie
talkie. He wore it solid for 3 days. (See cute pics on the blog)

Cute Boy

A knife in the cheek, 'eh?

Tuff guy...

Then, on January 1st it’s traditionally what we call “Game Day”.
We get as many people together as we can, which includes up to 11
grand kids, 9 adult kids, and Grandma and Grandpa. (Grandpa
usually turns his hearing aids off and just sits there and smiles
as the volume goes louder and louder.) I was trying to play chess
with brother in law #3, and we sort of got 3 or 4 games finished.
(Ever try to play chess with 11 screaming cousins?) The other
adults were playing Apples to Apples that Grandma and Grandpa got
for Christmas. At one point we heard my sister in law #4 say, of
her cute as a button 5 year old blonde daughter, “No, actually
she’s the sweetest little girl and very demure.” Just then she ran
around the corner wearing son #4’s army outfit, knife over head,
and growling.

The whole house erupted into laughter.

Sickness update; I think I found out what’s been going around our
house. (and Grandma and Grandpa, and the cousins...)
Norovirus cases on the rise in Utah

Enjoy today’s Jokes!

p.s. Have you heard about the two border patrol agents who are
going to jail in 2 weeks, sentenced for 11 to 12 years, for trying
to capture an illegal alien crossing the border with 800 pounds of
marijuana. It seems they chased the man, and after the alien beat
one agent, he turned and pointed a gun at the 2nd agent, who fired
and shot him in the butt. After the alien got free medial care,
the justice department gave the illegal alien immunity and
prosecuted the boarder agents for violating the alien’s civil

See a couple of CNN reports here, and sign a petition here...


To get to our family reunion in Arizona, my husband flew from the
Navy base in San Diego to the Air Force base in Tucson. I took an
earlier commercial flight, and my sister and I met him at the air
base. We showered him with kisses and hugs as we walked with our
arms around him, giggling as we went. When my husband noticed that
a young airman was looking on in amazement, he remarked, "Don't
you wish you had joined the Navy!"
~Reader's Digest


An 80-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk one day and saw a
little frog sitting on the ground. The frog looked at the old man
and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."
Without hesitation, the old man picked up the frog and put it in
his shirt pocket. The frog was alarmed and said to him, "Why
haven't you kissed me?" "At my age," the man said, "I'd rather
have a talking frog!"


A mother's four-year-old daughter was attending her first
performance of the Ice Capades. She was so mesmerized that she
wouldn't budge from her seat even during intermission, watching
the activity while the ice was cleaned. At the end of the show,
she exclaimed, "I know what I want to be when I grow up!" The
mother envisioned her on the ice in another 15 years, starring in
the Ice Capades. She was brought back to earth when she continued,
"I want to be a zamboni driver!"

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