Mid-Month Mirth Memo is a short amusing tidbit to brighten middle of
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"Jollytologist" ® Allen Klein
MARCH 2019 SPECIAL EDITION
To celebrate the publication of EMBRACING LIFE AFTER LOSS today,
this edition of The MidMonth Mirth Memo
consists solely of humor related to death and dying.
do a lot of work on the phone. We receive calls from people with
questions. One woman called me: “Rabbi, how long after my husband’s
funeral do I have to wait before I can start dating again?” At that
point, there was a knock at my door. I said, “Just a minute.” She said,
“Thank you,” and hung up.
-Rabbi Robert Alper
young preacher without much experience was conducting his very first
funeral. He gestured to the body lying in the coffin and then declared:
“What we have here is only the shell. The nut is already gone."
man had a dog he really loved a lot. He had to go out of town and left
the dog with his brother who he told, “Please take very good care of
this dog; she means an awful lot to me.” Three days later he called to
check out how the dog was doing. The brother told him, “The dog is
dead.” The man said, “You know how much I loved that dog. How could you
be so insensitive? Couldn’t you have said the dog climbed up on the roof
chasing a cat, and it slipped and broke its leg, and an infection set
in, and it got worse. . .You know, break it to me gently, not so abrupt.
"Now, how’s Mama?”
“Well, she was up on the roof. . .”
father had two sons. One went to the big city, where he became a
wealthy businessman. The other remained in the home town. When their
father passed away, the successful son was too busy to attend the
funeral, but he told his brother to spare no expense, since he would pay
all costs. Shortly thereafter, the wealthy son received an invoice from
the funeral director, which he paid. But every month afterward he got a
bill for $77. Curious about this little item, he wrote his brother and
asked the reason for the monthly charge.
“You told me that we should spare no expense,” his brother wrote back.
“Since you said Dad would like to go in style, we rented him a tuxedo.”
“Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”
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