Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader and volunteers with the elderly playing her designed The Write Word Game. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
Author: Bob Phillips
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
“If you’ve been around long enough to laugh at the foibles in yourself and others, you’ll soon discover that Jolly Jokes for Older Folks will provide much entertainment at get-togethers or as you sit down for coffee on a quiet day at home,” the back jacket cover touts in another joke book by Bob Phillips.
This small, pocket-sized paperback contains one hundred and seventy-six pages dedicated to readers in the senior age group. With no profanity or sexual innuendos, it is a collection of one liners, puns, or jokes the elderly generation can understand.
With no introduction or index but only a plug for other humor books by the author at the end, it is formatted in alphabetical order by topics that range from abstract art, capital punishment, deception, and golf to a kiss, lawyers, speakers, and weather. Credit is given to the author of the joke or humorous saying whenever possible.
Here are some samples of random jokes:
Children – The trouble with your children is that when they’re not being a lump in your throat, they’re being a pain in your neck.
Fork in the Road – I got a puncture in the tire the other day. I didn’t see the fork in the road.
Government Employees – “How many government employees does it take to screw in a light bulb?” “Two. One to insist that it’s being taken care of, and the other to screw it into a water faucet.”
Idiot – “You have the brain of an idiot!” “Want it back?”
Not My Fault – When my wife has an accident, it’s never her fault. Two days ago, a building backed into her.
Real Sloppy – My son used to be real sloppy. He never tucked in his shirt. But my wife cured him. She sewed lace to the bottom of it.”
Stock Market – I had some bad news in the market. My stock split. Unfortunately, so did my broker.
Young – You’ll always stay young if you live honestly, east slowly, sleep sufficiently, work industriously, worship faithfully, and lie about your age.
A perfect quick, fun read to those living at retirement homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, or in elderly settings, the book will bring joy and laughter to many.
This book was purchased by the reader and the review contains her honest opinion.
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