It’s Time for a few new laugh lines

A Canadian, Osama Bin Laden and Uncle Sam are out walking together one day.  They come acress a lantern and a Genie pops out.  “I will grant each of you one wish.  That’s three wishes total” says the Genie.  The Canadian says “I am a farmer, my dad was a farmer, and my son will farm.  I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada.”  With a blink of the Genie’s eye, “Poof”, the land in Canada was forever made fertile for farming.  Osama Bin Laden was amazed, so he said “I want a wall around Afghanistan, so that no infidels, Jews of Americans can come into our precious state.”  Again, with a blink of the Genie’s eye, “Poof”, there was a huge wall around Afghanistan.  Uncle Sam (a former Civil Engineer), asks “I’m very curious.  Please tell me about this wall.”  The Genie explains, “Well, it’s about 15,000 feet high, 500 feet thick, and completely surrounds the country; nothing can get in or out – - virtually impenetrable.  Uncle Sam say’s “Fill it with water”.
On a more serious note, we attended the beautifully appointed 1st Century Families 71st Luncheon at the California Club, and as usual, it was fun seeing a lot of new faces even though we missed some of our good friends, who are no longer able to make this prestigious annual affair.
Among the many we saw were: Edward P. Roski, Jr., Julie Bennett, Marie Jones, Dr. George Stoneman, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kaplanis, Carolyn Layport, Connie Crocker and N.B. Wilcox.
Special bows and bouquets to the Committee Members, who worked so hard to make this affair a success.
The real gala celebrated the First Families in Southern California, those families that were here before 1880.

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