Lighten up Mondays

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Hanukkah begins Tuesday, December 12th. It seems fitting that this week’s lighter fare would honor and focus on our Jewish community.

Miriam, an old, Jewish grandmother was giving directions to her grandson who was coming to visit with his wife. It was the first time he had visited her since Miriam had moved to her new apartment.

“You come to the front door of the condominium complex.  I am in apartment 2B,” Miriam says. “There is a big panel at the door.  With your elbow push button 2B. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right.  Get in, and with your elbow hit 2.  When you get out I am on the left.  With your elbow, hit my doorbell.”

“Grandmother, that sounds easy,” replies the grandson, “but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?”

Miriam gasps, “You’re coming to visit me empty handed?”


  • I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up … they have no holidays. – Henny Youngman
  • The remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. – Calvin Trillin
  • Let me tell you the one thing I have against Moses.  He took us 40 years into the desert in order to bring us to the one place in the Middle East that has no oil. – Golda Meir
  • Even a secret agent can’t lie to a Jewish mother. – Peter Malkin
  • Don’t be humble; you are not that great. – Golda Meir


4 thoughts on “Lighten up Mondays

    laura bruno lilly said:
    December 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Enjoyed these, Irene…have a great festival of lights!


    Luanne said:
    December 11, 2017 at 11:36 am



    Jill Weatherholt said:
    December 11, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Lol!! Thanks for the laughs.😁

    Liked by 1 person

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