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A Telling Tale from the Emerald Isle September 16, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

220px-OldBeggar1Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.

It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their 18th birthday.

On that special day, they’d each walked across the lake to the pub on the far side for their first legal drink.

So when Paddy’s 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Mick took a boat out to the middle of the lake.

Paddy stepped out of the boat and  nearly drowned before Mick managed to pull him to safety.

Disappointed and confused, Paddy went to see his grandmother.

170px-Maes_Old_Woman_Dozing“Granny, ’tis me 18th birthday, at long last.  So why can’t I walk across the lake like me father, his father and his father before him?”

Granny looked into Paddy’s troubled eyes and shook her head.  “Ye father, granddad and great-granddad were all born in December when the lake is frozen.  Ye were born in August, ya daft banana!”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  e-mail from an unknown author (sent by Granny1947)

Related post:  Sunday Smiles At The Lake (Nuggets of Gold)


1. joyroses13 - September 16, 2019

Haha!! Love it! 🙂

nrhatch - September 16, 2019

It ties in well with your Sunday Smiles post. 😀

joyroses13 - September 16, 2019

Yes it does! Great thinking. 🙂

2. Jill Weatherholt - September 16, 2019

LOL! That’s hilarious! Thanks for the laugh, Nancy. 🙂

nrhatch - September 16, 2019

Carolyn inspired this post with her post. Here’s to all the daft bananas in our lives! 😛

3. Tippy Gnu - September 16, 2019

This boy needs to study meteorology. Funny tale!

nrhatch - September 16, 2019

Imagine his disappointment . . . with that pub so close, yet so far away!

Tippy Gnu - September 16, 2019

He’ll have to wait until December.

nrhatch - September 17, 2019

Patience = a great way to develop character.

4. Ally Bean - September 16, 2019

Oh my! 🙃

nrhatch - September 16, 2019

Everyone needs a wise old gran . . . especially daft bananas!

5. Debra - September 16, 2019

Context is everything, I suppose! 🙂 I think I’ll shift this around just a little to make it a riddle for my granddaughters. I enjoyed this, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 17, 2019

Excellent idea! Get their minds whirling. 😀

6. L. Marie - September 17, 2019

😄😄😄 I wasn’t sure how that one would end!

nrhatch - September 17, 2019

Granny sends me some good jokes ~ and this one featured another grand granny!

7. Endless Weekend - September 20, 2019

Lol. I did not see that coming. Sort of reminds me of the old chicken joke…

A train company heard the FAA tested the planes’ windshield by shooting a dead chicken at them, under the assumption that if it can survive that, it can survive a bird collision in mid-air. So the train company asked to borrow the chicken launcher to test their new train’s windshield.

They launched the chicken, and it broke the windshield AND got embedded in the conductor’s chair. They asked the FAA for advice on what to do. The FAA reviewed the data and sent back one line: use thawed chickens 🙂

nrhatch - September 20, 2019

Smart! 😀

8. anotherday2paradise - September 30, 2019

Hilarious! 🤣

nrhatch - September 30, 2019

Here’s to all the daft bananas . . . who keep us amused.

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