There are a lot of things that I will remember about PaPa.
- How he left college in his freshman year because he missed NaNa too much.
- How he drank "neer beer."
- How he would rub my knuckles together when he shook my hand.
- How he loved Schuler's Donuts (which are the only ones that could hope to compete with a Long's Donut from Indianapolis).
So PaPa, these jokes are for you:
What do you call rabbits running backwards? A receding hairline
Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one.
What is a bear without teeth called? A gummy bear
What did the beach say when the tide came in? Long time, no sea.
What do you call a cow with no legs? Ground beef
What did one toilet say to the other toilet? You look flushed.
This one comes from my Uncle Bill:
My favorite by far is his Hammond organ joke. I would be sitting in the living room while he was practicing the organ. PaPa would stop playing and said "You know, Hammond wasn't always in instrument business. He used to be a farmer. Back then the company was called Hammond Eggs..."
So PaPa, though we are sad to say "Wieder auderheisen," we will laugh on in your honor.
Readers, if you have a "PaPa joke" to share, please leave it in the comments and then spread the laughter today by telling the joke to someone who will groan appropriately.