Sunday, July 27, 2008

This is.......my favourite childhood joke

In my early years, I shared a room with my very big brother. I was probably around 4 years old when one night while tucked neatly in my little bed, I remember him asking, "Hey Karen, wanna hear a joke??" He had a small collection of joke and riddle books that he'd look at before bed. So I chimed from my little bed, "Sure!"

"What's big and red and eats rocks??"

I thought and thought. What could it be. I offered a few suggestions but I was completely stumped. "What's big and red and eats rocks......" huh........

My brother snickers and calls out, "A big red rock eater!!"

I remember laughing and laughing and laughing. I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever heard in my life and I just thought my big brother was the greatest for telling me that very funny joke. He laughed a lot just to see me laugh so hard, I reckon. I felt like he actually liked me!! I still remember that moment and still remember the joke. I've told the bubster it but I don't think he's quite ready to appreciate it!
This is me with my big brother, back in the early 70's. I was about 8 here.

Thank you Angela, for the 'free form' This is... for this week. It's going to be fun to see what everyone has come up with!!

7 comments:

niobe said...

I remember telling my little brother a joke very similar to that one... : )

Alice said...

I love the joke. My current favourite is 'A dyslexic man walks into a bra ....' (I know it's probably very offensive to people who are dyslexic).

Thanks for the post.

Alice

Moiface said...

Haha I remember that one!

BigCat said...

I love kid jokes. They always make me laugh.

one little acorn said...

That's very funny! I think all big brothers must have shared the same joke book - or at least visited the same joke library! I still laugh at corny jokes to this day!

Shannon said...

d this joke to no less than 5 people in two days, and everyone laughs. My two year old made up his own version of the joke yesterday and about died laughing at himself, lol.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I remember loving that joke as well. A great moment with your brother and you, a lovely story.