Mary’s fourth-grade homework assignment was to make sentences using the words in her spelling list, along with the definition.
Coming across the word “frugal” in the list, she asked her father what it meant. He explained that being frugal meant you saved something.
Her paper read…
Frugal: to save
Sentence: Maid Marion fell into a pit when she went walking in the woods so she yelled for someone to come get her out.
She yelled “Frugal me, Frugal me!”
An elderly woman lived on a small farm in Canada, just yards away from the North Dakota border. Their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between the United States and Canada for years. The now widowed woman lived on the farm with her son and three grandchildren. One day her son came into her room holding a letter.
“I just got some news, Mom,” he said. “The government has come to an agreement with the people in North Dakota. They’ve decided that our land is really part of the United States. We have the right to approve or disapprove of the agreement. What do you think?”
“What do I think?” his mother said. “Sign it! Call them right now and tell them we accept! I don’t think I could stand another one of those Canadian winters!”
Like Father, Like Husband
If it’s true that girls are inclined to marry men like their fathers, it is understandable why so many mothers cry so much at weddings.
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She Didn’t Mean It
Johnny’s mother ran into the bedroom when she heard him scream and found his two-year-old sister pulling his hair. She gently released the little girl’s grip and said comfortingly to Johnny, who’s just five years old, “There, there. She didn’t mean it. She doesn’t know that it hurts.”
Mom was barely out of the room when the little girl screamed. Rushing back in she said, “What happened?”
“She knows now,” little Johnny explained.