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We Don't Know

It is April. April Fool’s Day starts off the month. No one exactly knows the origin of this fun day when we play innocent pranks and tell jokes. Some theories are:

In 1508, French poet Eloy d'Amerval referred to a poisson d'avril (April fool, literally "April's fish"), possibly the first reference to the celebration in France.  Some historians suggest that April Fool's originated because, in the Middle Ages, New Year's Day was celebrated on the 25th of March in most European towns, with a holiday that in some areas of France, specifically, ended on 1 April. In the Netherlands, the origin of April Fools' Day is often attributed to the Dutch victory in 1572 in the Capture of Brielle, where the Spanish Duke Álvarez de Toledo was defeated. In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the celebration as "Fooles holy day", the first British reference. On 1 April 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to "see the Lions washed."

The Bible makes it clear that we are created in God’s image. It stands to reason that there is laughing in Heaven.

Therefore, I dedicated this blog last April to listing several jokes. I am going to make it a tradition.

I hope you enjoy these.

First person. “Look. The lead is broken on my pencil. Can you help me?” Second person, “No. It is pointless.”

The teacher entered the classroom on the first day of class. He stood in front of the class and asked, “If anyone feels they are too stupid to take this class, please stand up.” No one stood. The teacher asked again, “If you think you are too stupid to pass this class, please stand.” This time a student stood up. The teacher remarked, “So, you feel you are too stupid to pass this class?” “NO” the student replied. “I just didn’t want you standing all alone.”

Do you remember the comedian, Rodney Dangerfield? His theme was, “I never get any respect.”

I was unlucky that even when my rich aunt died- in her will, I owed her $20.

My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I told him I wanted a 2nd opinion. He said, “All right, you are ugly too,”

My whole life, all I know is rejection. When I was a kid even my yo-yo never came back.

I know how to make a girl say yes. I ask her if I am bothering her.

My kid has been going to a private school for 3 years now. He won’t tell me where it is.

My doctor didn’t help me. He told me, for my health, run 5 miles a day for 2 weeks. I called him. I said I am 70 miles from home, what do I do now?

I took out an English teacher. I sent her a love letter. All she did was correct it.


A few puns. Remember, a pun isn't ready to send until it is full Groan!

I've started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. It's all about raisin awareness.

I accidentally rubbed ketchup in my eyes. Now I have Heinzsight.

Did you know muffins spelled backwards is what you do when you take them out of the oven?

I was walking in the jungle and saw a lizard on his hind legs telling jokes. I turned to a local tribal leader and said, "That lizard is really funny!" The leader replied. "That's not just any old lizard ... he's a stand-up chameleon."

I tried to come up with a carpentry pun that woodwork. I thought I nailed it, but nobody saw it.

Singing in the shower is fine until you get soap in your mouth. Then it's a soap opera.

How much does a chimney cost?  Nothing, it's on the house.

My friend Jack says he can communicate with vegetables. That's right ....... Jack and the beans talk.

I want to tell you about a girl who only eats plants. You probably have not heard of herbivore.

I was struggling to understand how lightning works and then it struck me.

I went to the paint store to get thinner. It didn't work.

Have you ever thought about how does God sound when he laughs?

If it is a big, belly laugh, would it shake the universe?

Jesus does want us to have joy in our lives. Laughter is part of that.

John 15:11 “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow.”

John 16:24  “You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and have abundant joy.”

I understand joy is different than laughing. It is even better.

Would you find joy in helping with the Westbrook Community garden? The growing season is upon us. Mark Danielson is the leader of this project. Please contact Mark to volunteer. Mark Danielson There – you don’t even have to dig up his contact information. Sorry- still in the mood.

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