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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Teacher asked young Patrick Murphy:

"What do you do at Christmas time?"

Patrick addressed the class: "Well Miss Jones, me and my
Twelve brothers and sisters go to midnight mass and we sing hymns;
Then we come home very late and we put mince pies by the
Back door and hang up our stockings. Then all excited, we go
To bed and wait for Father Christmas
To come with all our toys."

"Very nice Patrick," she said. "Now Jimmy
Brown, what do you do at Christmas?"

"Well, Miss Jones, me and my sister also go to church
With Mum and Dad and we sing carols and we
Get home ever so late. We put cookies and milk by the
Chimney and we hang up our stockings. We
Hardly sleep, waiting for Santa Claus to bring our

Realizing there was a Jewish boy in the class and not
Wanting to leave him out of the discussion,
She asked, "Now, Isaac Cohen, what do you do at

Isaac said, "Well, it's the same thing every year .
. . Dad comes home from the office, we all pile
Into the Rolls Royce; then we drive to Dad's toy
Factory. When we get inside, we look at all the
Empty shelves . . . And begin to sing: 'What A Friend We
Have in Jesus'.  Then we all go to the Bahamas."  

Thanks Ivan

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