This Is For Dorothy And Berman Stein, Betty Rode, Jesse Adams & Jack Murphy


It was against prison rules for inmates to tell jokes but there was a large joke book in the prison library. 

The jokes were numbered so the inmates memorized the numbers. When a new prisoner arrived he wondered what was going on. Some fellow would call out a number from one to 100 and then everybody would laugh.

The new inmate committed all the jokes to memory with their neighboring number. Telling of his memory feat, he asked to go the program. They said, "Okay, go ahead."

He said, "Number 86." but nobody laughed. He said to the next fellow, "This is funny, what's wrong?" 

A fellow sitting at the table said, "Some people just can't tell 'em."

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For Helen Saperstein, the ultimate care-taker and endearing friend.

In front of a delicatessen, an art connoisseur came upon a mangy little kitten who was lapping up milk from a very ornate saucer. The art maven could see this was a rare and precious piece of pottery.

So he strolled into the store and offered the owner five dollars for the cat. "It's not for sale," said the owner.

The collector persisted, "Hey, this cat is dirty and mangy but I'm eccentric. I'll give you ten dollars for him." "Okay," said the proprietor and took the man's ten dollar bill.

The collector said to him, "For that much money, you won't mind throwing in the saucer. He seems so happy drinking from it."

"No way," said the owner. "That's my lucky saucer. From that saucer I've already sold 43 cats!"