In the 1800’s there were dozens of newspaper humorists. There were shelves of humorous collections published in book form. It was the heyday of American humor.
I may be an octogenarian, but I do not know any old-fashion jokes. When I did my research, I found lots of old-fashion jokes and quotes. I also found that I had to buy the jokes, but I could get the quotes for free. We don’t really have a budget for our blog, and Jan wouldn’t give me any money, so I am going with the free quotations.
Here are some jokes I think you will like:
“Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadfully uneasy to take.” Josh Billings (1818-1885)
“I have lived in the world just long enough to look carefully the 2nd time, into things that I am most certain of the 1st time.” Josh Billings
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a small bundle.” Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790
Jokes by Mark Twain, considered the king of the genre:
“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not do.” Mark Twain
I agree, I think Mark Twain is the best.
By Lois Jamieson
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