What does it mean to be funny or witty? I think both are different types of humor. What part does humor play in our family? Where do we get our sense of humor?
“Humor: The ability to laugh at any mistake you survive.” ~Jerry Tucker
“Humor must not professedly teach, and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.”
– Mark Twain in Eruption
My family cracks jokes (teases) with each other often. It was one of the first things I warned Cheryl about was that if we tease you, it is because we like you. Cheryl did not really seem to understand this logic. I think it took Dee Dee a while to understand it was our family’s way. But, it is. I do not know where we got it from because neither of my parents teases in this way. Don’t get me wrong, my parents are fun and humorous people. But, they do not use teasing as a way of expressing themselves.
I have this picture of my grandparents, Lacy and Odelle, dressed up for some type of party. It makes me smile. Where are they going? I am not sure, but they both look like they are ready for a good time. Lacy has a pipe and some suspenders. My grandfather passed away when I was very young (11 years old), but I always remembered him as a jokester. I know I have written about it before about his wiggling his ears, etc.
My grandmother was not as silly as my grandfather, but she enjoyed a good time. I remember her laughing a lot. I wonder if that is what she saw in my grandfather.
My Uncle Don is a funny guy as well. He would honk to cows when we were younger and is always jovial. He would place bets with my mother on golf and they would sign and date bills. They both kept them for years. He even made a shrine of them one time.
Who else was funny or has a great sense of humor in our family? If you have a story, please share.