July 30, 2017
Certain families have inside jokes that are around for many years. I am telling one on my Dad today. It is probably 40 some years old now. It begins with Mom cleaning out his car. He, like me, was a rural mail carrier and our cars get very dusty. As Mom went to wipe off the dash board, she saw written in the dust (I write myself notes in the dust too) she saw two words, “glass eye.” Well, she wondered about what this could possibly mean, then went on with her cleaning. That night at supper, we were almost done with the meal when she suddenly remembered and asked Dad, “What in the world does 'wood eye' mean?” Dad thought about it for a few moments, then started laughing. Dad didn't have belly laughs very often, but this was one. Finally, through his laughter he explained that he wrote down those two words to remind himself to tell us a joke he heard on the radio. By this time we were all laughing about the wood eye and hadn't even heard the joke. But here it is...with apologies for a bit of political incorrectness.