Sometimes it is just fun to read a few historical funnies from the past. The humour of our ancestors can give good insight into their thoughts and ideas of the time. Here are a few from the Conroe Courier in 1923.
In Old Age
“There’s no fool like an old fool.”
“I’ve tried being all the other varieties.”
“Glad I have something to look forward to.”
Almost Like New
Caller – Isn’t that picture one of the old masters?
Mrs. Newrich – I believe so, but my husband had it varnished and framed in a way that makes it look almost as good as new.
“The biggest fish got away.”
“That’s what they all say. I bet if I hooked a big fish I would land him.”
“So would I. But he didn’t even show up where I was fishing.”
Cause Instead of Cure
“I used to go to the theater just as a tired businessman would.”
“Why did you give it up?”
“I found it was the plays that were making me tired.”
Wife – We need a new set of dishes dear. This one is nearly gone.
Hub – Why don’t you wait until we have a new cook and start even?
Might As Well
“Our neighbor has borrowed all our books.”
“Send him over the bookcase.” –
“The fools aren’t all dead yet.”
“No, and the worst of it is most of them aren’t even sick.”
Conroe (Texas) Courier, 6 July 1923, p. 2, col. 2