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John Carney is no April Fool.

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at 4:40 PM

At our house, whoever goes to the porch and picks up the Times-Gazette gets to read it first. There is nothing about being polite and letting the spouse see it. Of course, some days I have already read it on-line. That was not the case today.

I was reading away on the front page, and when I came to the article John wrote about Main Street being made one way north, I started reading it aloud to my husband. I fell for it - until I got to the chocolate chip cookies. That was when I realized it was an April Fool joke. That was a good one, John. (I would like to work the toll booth.) That was the only April Fool joke pulled on me today, but the day is still young.

I remember one April Fool's Day about 20 years ago when a co-worker called to say my car had a flat tire. I thought she was joking, and she was. However, that night I drove to Lewisburg to my parents' home to travel with them to Pensacola, FL the following day. I was to leave my car in Lewisburg to have new tires put on it. I was on 31-A just south of Henry Horton State Park when one of the tires blew out. Fortunately it happened gently and didn't cause me to wreck. I had to walk in the dark down the highway to the first home where I saw lights. I always felt that call about a low tire was some omen of things to come. It was obvious the car needed a new set of tires.

Do people still pull April Fool's jokes like they used to? I'd like to hear some of the jokes pulled on our readers.


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Glad you enjoyed it!

-- Posted by Jicarney on Tue, Apr 1, 2008, at 6:26 PM

ok i got tooken!! haha i have been complaining all day about that mess!! then read the blog great one

!!

-- Posted by jdw931 on Tue, Apr 1, 2008, at 8:08 PM

I thought something was fishy with a name like Loof Lirpa. Thats april fool backwards. Good one!

The best April Fool I done (I copied it from somewhere, don't remember), is putting green kool-aid in the shower head for hubby. It was supposed to be red but that was too gorey seeming so I used green. That was ALONG time ago in newly married years.

-- Posted by countrymom on Tue, Apr 1, 2008, at 8:27 PM

When I was young I put salt in the sugar bowl. My dad used it 1st thinking he was putting sugar in his coffee.. I thought it was funny at the time. But when he spit the coffee out and it got onto my mother's nice white cotton table cloth ...well she was not so happy. But my Dad laughed after he went outside.

-- Posted by rebelrose on Tue, Apr 1, 2008, at 9:28 PM

Not april fools per se; You have to remember my wife's family was Seventh Day Adventists so they didn't eat meat. She did but they didn't so she didn't know how to prepare it. Ok the first dish, meatloaf: she made this dish about, ALOT, well it would look good in the pan etc, but when she would cut it? It would "melt" back into one piece. My brother and I nicknamed it "meatpaste" the stuff was worst than cement. But we ate it anyway so we wouldn't hurt her feelings. later I found out, she browned the ground beef first than baked it hehe.

The 2nd dish was Broiled Steaks, Yum!... sorta if they weren't white and rubbery. My wife didn't know the difference between Broiled and Boiled. LOL she was awesome because she laughed about it. I swear those days were some good times, she still laughs about meatpaste. The dog wouldn't even eat it.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 11:12 AM

Doug and I were just eating lunch at Charleston on Main. There were two men eating near us; one who was complaining about Main St. turning into a one way street! Ha ha ha ... Doug had to tell them it was only a joke.

-- Posted by sfowler on Wed, Apr 2, 2008, at 2:27 PM

That was a PRICELESS April Fool's Joke...GREAT JOB!!!

-- Posted by Disturbia on Thu, Apr 3, 2008, at 11:53 AM


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