July Joke of the Month
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Once, in the 1800’s, a long, long time ago, there was a little boy playing around his house. He was twirling around, and suddenly, he knocked over the outhouse. This scared the boy. Frightened that he would be caught, he ran into the woods to hide, and didn’t come out until it got dark. When he arrived back home, his father was waiting for him on the porch. He asked suspiciously,” Son, did you knock over the outhouse today?”

“No, father,” the son said with a smile. “Well, let me tell you a little story,” said the father. “Once, not that long ago, Abraham Lincoln received a shiny new axe from his father. Excited to use it, he tried it out on a cherry tree, and the axe was so sharp he swiftly cut it down. But as Abe looked at the tree he realized it was his mother’s favorite cherry tree,” his father paused.

“And just like you, he ran into the woods.  When he returned, his father asked, ‘Did you cut down the cherry tree Abe?’ Abraham answered with, ‘Father, I cannot tell a lie. I did indeed chop down the cherry tree.’

Then Abe’s father said, ‘Well, since you were honest with me boy, you are spared from punishment today. I hope you have learned your lesson.’ So,” the little boy’s father asked again,” Did you knock down the outhouse earlier?” “Father, I cannot tell a lie.” said the little boy. “I did knock down the outhouse.” Then the father spanked the little boy. The boy whimpered, “But Father, I told you the truth! I did not lie. Why did you spank me?”

The father looked at him with a smirk and answered, “That’s because Abraham Lincoln’s father wasn’t in the tree when he chopped it down!”