Chuckles for August 2008



August 04
Q. Why was the cookie crying?
A. Because its mother had been a wafer so long!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 07
Q. Why was the musician arrested?
A. Because he was in treble!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 11
Q.What does a martial arts fan eat?
A. Kung Food!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 14
Q.What did the pencil say to the paper?
A. I dot my eye on you!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 18
Q.Where did the duck go when he was sick?
A. To the ducktor!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 21
Q.What is a monster's favorite song?
A. "Ghouls just want to have fun"!
--kids.yahoo.com

August 28
Q.Why did Mrs. Grape leave Mr. Grape?
A. She was tired of raisin kids!
--kids.yahoo.com

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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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