Friday, January 07, 2011

Just received from a friend I use to work with.

What Do You Do At Christmas?
The Teacher asked young Patrick Murphy?

Patrick addressed the class: "Well Ms. Jones, me and my twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns; then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go to bed and wait for Father Christmas to come with all our toys.

"Very nice Patrick," she said. "Now Jimmy Brown, what do you do at Christmas?"

Well, Ms. Jones, me and my sister also go to church with Mom and Dad and we sing carols and we get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the chimney and we hang up our stockings. We hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our presents.

Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not wanting to leave him out of the discussion, she asked, "Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at Christmas?"

Isaac said, "Well, it's the same thing every year.... Dad comes home from the office. We all pile into the Rolls Royce; then we drive to Dad's toy factory. When we get inside, we look at all the empty shelves.... And begin to sing: “What a friend we have in Jesus.” Then we all go to the Bahamas ."

1 comment:

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ That fire was too close for comfort and I am sorry the couple died. I guess I should get new fire alarms too, although mine worked really well when I had my little oil fire. I like several of your posts including "What did you do at Christmas?" Great ending.
The New Year's one and theMother's
good advice one. Thanks for sharing these great posts with us.
Thanks for your comments about the photos of my Q'ld family. I am still feeling tired after the trip
Take great care dear friend.
Love, Merle.