03 September 2008

Scottish Humor

My kids LOVE to tell jokes. Here's a great one for you!

A Scottish tradesman, a painter called Jack, was very interested in making extra money where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time. Eventually the Presbyterian Church decided to do a big restoration job on one of their biggest churches.

Jack put in a painting bid, and because his price was so competitive, he got the job. And so he set to, with a right good will, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks and buying the paint and thinning it down with the turpentine.

Well, Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened, and rain poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack fair off the scaffold to land on the lawn.

Now, Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he fell on his knees and cried, "Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?"

From the thunder, a mighty voice spoke: "Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"


emily said...

Missed you!!! Can't wait to catch up. :)

Tish said...


Rebecca said...


Now that made me laugh. :)

I love you!


Anonymous said...

that was very cute.

Lori said...


Hey, how do I get to be a "follower"????? I cannot figure it out! :0

Hauswife said...

I think you just click on the "follow this blog" button... Still tired, Lor??? ;)

*Overflowing* said...

I found your blog through China, Baby!

We live super close..we are in Anaheim/Anaheim Hills area. We have 5 kiddos, too and homeschool. How old are your 2 yougest? The look close in age to our 2 youngest (they are 3.5months apart).

Anyways, just wanted to say "Hi" to another So. Cal, homeschoolin', adoptive mama :) Who's heart is very quickly leading to Ethiopia!

Sarah said...


found your blog through some of your fabulous fellow LA bloggers-- and in looking at your family photos, I'm fairly convinced you guys were on our Lufthansa flight last year from Addis to Frankfurt. We had picked up our infant daughter on were on our way back to the states. You might recall a baby SCREAMING between addis & khartoum & during the eternal wait there-- that was my gal. I remember seeing your group at the airport and thinking:1. they look really happy and 2. were they really brave enough to bring their older kids? Glad things are going well for you.


FHL said...

LOL! :o)