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Fifty Dollars August 30, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Life Balance, People.

Dollar-BillsMorris and his wife Esther went to the State Fair every year, and every year Morris would say, “Esther, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.”

Esther always replied, “I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”

One year, Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, “Esther, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.”

To this, Esther replied, “Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.”

250px-New_Orleans_City_of_Old_Romance_and_New_Opportunity_Crop_p_23_MoneybagsThe pilot overheard the couple and said, “Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won’t charge you! But if you say one word, it’s fifty dollars.”

Morris and Esther agreed and up they went.

The pilot put the craft through all kinds of maneuvers, but not a word was heard.  Up, down, back and forth, even sideways, he did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, “By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!”

Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”

Source:  e-mail from unknown author


1. Jill Weatherholt - August 30, 2014

Oh no…poor Esther! Thanks for the laugh, Nancy! 🙂

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

She got two thrills for the price of none ~> a helicopter ride AND a skydiving adventure.

2. Pix Under the Oaks - August 30, 2014

Haha! Poor Esther!

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

I can hear her sailing through the air, “Morris, you just keep that trap of yours shut ~ fifty dollars is fifty dollars.” 😯

3. Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com - August 30, 2014

hahahaha! THANK YOU! I needed that laugh this morning! 🙂

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Silly Saturday posts are my favorite . . . and not just because they practically post themselves. 😆

4. Val Boyko - August 30, 2014

Too funny!! Thanks for the chuckle Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Glad it tickled your fancy, Val.

5. katecrimmins - August 30, 2014


nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Yup . . . fifty dollars is fifty dollars = Priceless!

6. colonialist - August 30, 2014

I’ve heard of a falling-out between married couples, but not quite like this!

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Morris really threw her for a loop! :mrgreen:

7. In the Stillness of Willow Hill - August 30, 2014


nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Glad you enjoyed!

8. colonialist - August 30, 2014

My improved punchline:

Morris replied, “Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther unfastened her seatbelt and again when she fell out, but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!”

nrhatch - August 30, 2014

Somehow your punchline doesn’t have the same punch. 😛

9. jannatwrites - August 31, 2014

Haha, this is great! I’m sure she’d support his decision, since she valued that fifty bucks so much throughout their married life 🙂

nrhatch - August 31, 2014

In any event, she’s in no position to argue the point now. 😀

10. Kate - August 31, 2014

Loved this Nancy; always good to start the day with a laugh 😀

nrhatch - August 31, 2014

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

11. NancyTex - August 31, 2014


nrhatch - August 31, 2014

She flies through the air with the greatest of ease . . .

12. bluebee - August 31, 2014

I was going to say Morris is a whipped cur, until I saw the punch line, haha

nrhatch - August 31, 2014

Now you can say, “Morris WAS a whipped cur.” 😛

13. diannegray - August 31, 2014

Haaaa! Poor Esther 😀

nrhatch - August 31, 2014

What a way to go! 😯

14. kateshrewsday - September 1, 2014

Ha! Wonderful story, Nancy.

nrhatch - September 1, 2014

Glad you didn’t have any mishaps like this on your recent sojourn to the States.

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