Happy Thanksgiving Week

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

Just got this little story yesterday from Darrell Pittman ….

So I was at Walmart earlier

A lady was looking at frozen turkeys, but she couldn’t find one big enough.

She asked the stock boy, “do these turkeys get any bigger?”

He replied with a straight face, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

Made my week. ~ Darrell Pittman


Actor Bert Lahr

Along that same flat line of intelligent thought,

Here’s one from my own meanderings of long ago ….

First a little background info …

1) Bert Lahr, the Cowardly Lion actor in “The Wizard of Oz”, died on 12/04/1967.

2) Lahr’s last movie, “The Night They Raided Minsky’s,” was released about a month later, in late January 1968.

3) I went to see his last movie … and Lahr appeared in the opening credits scene.

As Lahr walked down the street toward the camera, this is the conversation I over-heard between a couple sitting behind me:

She: Isn’t that Bert Lahr?
He: Yes, that’s him.

She: I thought he died.
He: He did.

She: Oh! I guess they made this movie before he died.

Hmmm! Nearly a half century later, it still sounds as dumb today as it did in the first place.





Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle


5 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving Week”

  1. materene Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving week to you and you’re family Bill, same to each and all of the blog members and readers. It was a great year !

  2. Fred Soland Says:

    Bill, along that same vein, I witnessed this about 28 years ago. I saw a man wearing an overcoat approach one of those old time scales that you dropped a nickel in it and it told you your weight. The man stepped up on the scale and was about to insert his nickel when he stopped and shook his head and stepped off the scale. He removed his overcoat, layed it over his left arm, and then stepped back up on the scale and promptly inserted his nickel. I stood there laughing and he looked at me like I was crazy!!

  3. bobcopus Says:

    A woman looking out the window of a jet liner sees a large crater in the landscape below and asks her husban what it is. He replies “its a crater from a large meteor that hit earth”. She replied, “well, it almost hit that freeway”.

  4. Wayne Roberts Says:

    I was driving along the Interstate with my son and his friend. It was raining. After a while, my son’s friend comments: “That’s odd, every time we go thru an overpass the rain stops.”

    Reported in the papers a number of years ago: A greeter at KMart was fired after observing a woman trying to disengage the shopping cart from the shopping cart chain in front of the store: “Lady, you’ve got to be smarter than the cart.”

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