No More Russian Winters, Hoorah!

July 24, 2014 at 1:45 am Leave a comment

I’ve decided to start publishing some of my favorite jokes on this site from time to time, this first one is courtesy of my late maternal grandmother.

I have a family that is full of funny people, some of whom are intentionally funny, some not so much. To the best of my moth-hole filled memory, in as much of her life as I knew of my grandmother only told one joke and that one can be found here below the map.

She Lived About Halfway Between Warsaw And Kiev (a.k.a. KYIV)

One day when I was about 12 years old, she told me how she grew up in a little village that was somewhat like “Anatevka”, the one in “Fiddler on the roof”. It was +/- on the border between Poland and what was at the time was called Russia but is now, at least until Russia takes it back again, Ukraine. The border had shifted several times during her youth, and the very last time she experienced such a transition was just before she and my grandfather decided to make a break for the promised land, which at that time was called Canada.

The way she digressed as she told the story, it took her what seemed to be almost an hour to get to the punch line, so I’ll shorten it up a bit.

One terrible winter the border line had once again shifted and she and her family now lived in Poland. “We ran out in the snow and celebrated with song and dance and we screamed out loud, we were all so happy that we wouldn’t have to have to survive another Russian winter.”

O.K., I suppose that it was a little funnier to hear it with her accent and watch all that body language what with all that underarm flapping, I guess you had to be there.

O.K., here’s a weak attempt to make up for the previous joke:

What’s the difference between Beer Nuts and Deer Nuts?  Beer nuts go for $1.50 a bag, Deer nuts can usually be found under a buck.

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N.B., The ownership of any and all photos, opinions, and/ or quotes above (including those of my own) belong to the material’s creator(s). Credit is given when it’s known, but as everyone knows, success usually has a million parents and failure is an orphan.

Feel free to ignore any ads that are shown below this advisory, I don’t get to choose them and even more sadly, I don’t make a penny off any of them, so in the holy name of capitalism I rebuke and don’t endorse or support any of them, unless of course they’re made of funny stuff…..  

P.S., check back for occasional updates and rewrites….

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