Chuckles for February 2002



February 01
It usually takes three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.--Mark Twain

February 04
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.--Mark Twain

February 05
A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries. --jokesandhumor.com

February 06
There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works. --jokesandhumor.com

February 07
Few women admit their age. Fewer men act it. --butlerwebs.com

February 08
Concerns for Baby Boomers... Then: Hoping for a BMW. Now: Hoping for a BM. Then: Getting out to a new, hip joint. Now: Getting a new hip joint. --butlerwebs.com

February 11
Church Bulletin Blooper: At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be "What is Hell?" Come early and listen to our choir practice.--butlerwebs.com

February 12
Church Bulletin Blooper: Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy lunch.--butlerwebs.com

February 13
Church Bulletin Bloopers: Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday. Please use the back door.--butlerwebs.com

February 14
Church Bulletin Bloopers: The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours --butlerwebs.com

February 15
Church Bulletin Bloopers: Announcement in the church bulletin for a National PRAYER & FASTING Conference: "The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer conference includes meals." --butlerwebs.com

February 18
SIGN POSTED AT AUTO REPAIR SERVICE: Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you'll never go anywhere again. --butlerwebs.com

February 18
Sign Posted at Auto Repair Service: Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you'll never go anywhere again. --butlerwebs.com

February 19
At an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place." --butlerwebs.com

February 20
Outside a Second-Hand Shop: We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain. --butlerwebs.com

February 21
On a Plumber's truck: "We repair what your husband fixed." --butlerwebs.com

February 22
Church Bulletin Blooper: Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.--butlerwebs.com

February 25
Business sign Bloopers: BILL'S SEPTIC CLEANING "We haul American Made Products"--butlerwebs.com

February 26
Office Memo Blooper: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday kindly bring it back or further steps will be taken --butlerwebs.com

February 27
At the Electric Company: "We would be delighted if you send in your bill. However, if you don't, you will be."--butlerwebs.com

February 28
SIGN IN A SAFARI PARK: Elephants Please Stay In Your Car --butlerwebs.com

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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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