Thursday, May 24, 2007
I feel very fortunate that I grew up in a home filled with laughter. We were always trying to find ways to make each other laugh. My dad had a great sense of humor (as evidenced by the self-deprecating picture you see here). He enjoyed it all - from funny stories, to goofy sight gags and well-constructed jokes - especially if it included a pun. In fact, he absolutely loved puns.
May 25th was my father's birthday. I feel like there's less laughter in my life, ever since he's been gone. To honor him today, I'm going to try and find the humor in things, and make my heart light. And I'm going to try to remember that's how he'd want me to go through life, laughing at the daily ironies and all, instead of seeing the melancholy side of things.
I thought I'd include a link, to some "punny" jokes for you as well. What is your favorite joke or pun? I invite you to post it in the comments and give us all a good laugh. Or, if you like, you can talk about what you think were some of the best qualities you got from your dad.