I do love to laugh. Even as a kid, any crying always ended in laughing.
In this day and age of complaining, protesting and general worry, it’s what we all need. It can help in the most dire of times.
In World War II, during the bombing of London (yes, I was there) the warden would always come down to the air raid shelter and make a security check. One time, while trying to determine who should be rescued first, the warden called out, “Are there any pregnant women here?”
There was no response for a second or two.
Then a Cockney broke the silence. “Blimey, mate! We’ve only been down here for five minutes!”
Well, for one glorious moment, the war was forgotten. We were all just a bunch of people having a good laugh!
Everyone should try to have at least one good belly laugh a day. It will do you good.
(This repost from November 6th, 2011, is from my dear Aunt Doris, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 94.)
LOL! Thanks Aunt Doris! That appealed to my english roots. I can hear my grandfather coming out with something just like that! My grandmother stayed behind in London while the blitz was going on and her kids, including my mother, were sent to the country. I grew up hearing stories of London during wartime.
Thanks to you Aunt Doris, I just had my good belly laugh for the day! Great story!!
Len Penzo says
And Aunt Doris has got a million more where that came from, Jillian.
LOL! Gotta love British humor.
You know, it’s not inconceivable (pun intended) there were more than a few “tube” babies. Here in the US, after the Northeast Blackout of 1965, there was a surge of births in New York about nine months later.
Definitely qualifies for my belly laugh of the day. Aunt Doris is correct that we need to find the fun and humor every day.
Dr Dean says
We laugh here in my office all the time!
Life is too short to be in a bad mood all the time!
Tanya@The Inspired Budget says
This is great! I love your aunt’s posts.
Aunt Doris, you need to write us a book of your stories!
I make it a daily habit to make my husband laugh at least 10 times sometimes 50 times a day, I especially love telling him a dumb joke when he has a mouth full of mouthwash, ahh the spitting and coughing i have caused! LOL And our bath always smells minty fresh…You have to laugh!
michelle frasher says
i miss doris a lot. she made working with her at walker scott’s so much fun.
Len Penzo says
I miss her too, Michelle. Very much.