One of Those Days

The only piece of mail I received yesterday was from a funeral home urging me to plan ahead. Today, I got an ad trying to sell me a policy to help with my funeral expenses. What a nice birthday!

One advantage of getting older is you can say things that you were afraid to say before. A friend my age was called for jury duty a while back. A woman was accused of shooting her husband. When they interviewed my friend, she said, "He probably deserved it." She was rejected. We don't have a lot of time left and peer pressure takes a back seat to speaking one's mind.

Believe it or not, my friend got called for jury duty again. This time it was the grand jury. When questioned this time, she was asked if she had any objections to being there. She replied, "In my opinion, the grand jury is nothing but a witch hunt." She was given a lecture and dismissed. She never even got a donut and a cup of coffee.

Linda got called for jury duty a third time.

When the question went out, "Does anyone here have a problem with anyone involved in this case?" Linda chimed right in, "I don't like that lawyer. He sold us down the river." Bingo! She was gone. You would think that by now she would be blacklisted or something and never summoned again.

Granny Marge has just published her second humor book, "Granny's Journal", following closely on the heels of her first book, "Have I Ever Told You How Much I Hate People? Written by Two Little Old Ladies With No Friends. A library director in a small town, Marge has been writing all her life and just published her first book at age 61. She has a regular humor column in her local paper, The West End News, called "Excerpts from Granny's Journal." She has five children, fourteen grandchildren and at age 62 she stays active hiking, rollerskating, cooking, baking, gardening and dancing.