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Newspapers, Fish Bones, And A Money Tree
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Nothing, absolutely nothing keeps me “in the now” like children, especially our own. Just one “I love you Daddy” makes a whole bunch of worries disappear. And they will set you straight in a heartbeat.

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I recall many meaningful conversations in my life about money. One was with our oldest, Carolina. She had asked for some money, to which I asked, “Do you think money just grows on trees?”

“Yes,” she replied.

“Well guess again,” I snapped.

“So what is money made out of?” she asked.

“Paper,” I said. “And what is paper made out of?”


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Bill Gaither said that when his grandson, Simon, was little, he was sitting on Bill’s lap. Simon was playing with the skin under his grandpa’s chin and asked, “Papaw, did God make you?”

Bill replied, “Yes He did, son.”

He then asked, “Did God make me too?”

“Yes He did, son.”

After a few minutes, Simon said, “He’s doing a better job these days, isn’t He?”


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Just last week, I asked Olivia if she would hand me the newspaper. She said, “Oh Daddy, this is the 21st century. We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad.” So I did. That fly never knew what hit him...

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Eva in Missouri shares this little dinnertime funny:

One evening, our family sat down for dinner. I served fish and cauliflower. As the meal went on, my little boy found a bone while chewing his fish. He pulled it out of his mouth and asked, “Mom, what do I do with this?”

“Put it where you’re sure you won’t eat it,” I said. So he carefully stuck it into his cauliflower...


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A man was standing in front of the bathroom mirror one evening, when he posed the following question to his wife of 40 years. “Will you still love me when I’m old, fat and bald?”

Immediately she answered, “Of course I will. I’ve been doing it for five years, haven’t I?”


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Alex in Michigan emailed this funny story:

A very nervous expectant father called 911 in a panic. “You’ve got to send help now! My wife is going into labor!” The dispatcher said, “Just calm down, sir. Is this her first child?” “No!” exclaimed the man, “This is her husband!”

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Not too long ago, I was sitting in a chair outside the ladies’ fitting room at a department store. My wife doesn’t go shopping often, but when she does, it can take a while. After 45 minutes and eight changes of outfits, my wife of 20 years came out of the changing room one more time. I barely looked up from my phone and said, “Honey, that one looks spectacular on you. The color is just right, and that style really fits you. Get that one.”

That’s when she said, “I’m so glad you think so. This is what I was wearing when we came in.”


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Now that's funny!