Chuckles for December 2009



December 01
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

December 08
What is Tarzan's favorite Christmas song? Jungle Bells! (kids.yahoo.com/jokes)

December 15
What do you sing at a snowmanís birthday party?
Freeze a jolly good fellow!

December 17
What Christmas Carol is a favorite of parents?
Silent Night.

December 22
What do you have in December thatís not in any other month?
The letter D!

December 24
What is a cow's favorite holiday?
Moo Years Day! (jokesbykids.com)

December 29
A friend asks his friend for a cigarette. His friend says, "I think you made a New Year resolution to quit smoking". The man says, " I am in the process of quitting". Right now, I am in the middle of phase one. What's phase one? I've quit buying. (newyearfestival.com)

December 31
Why is it so windy at sporting events?
Because of all the fans!
(kids.yahoo.com/jokes)

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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