Saturday, August 2, 2008

Retirement Community

I would like to thank everyone who left their
kind comments on my blog yesterday when I
was feeling so blue.
The blogospere is a wonderful giving community where we share our good days and our not so good days.
Today I want to share a joke that I probably first heard some twenty years ago.
It still makes me laugh today because of the mental picture that I get every time I see or hear the ending of the joke.
It seems there was an old pirate living in the Black Flag Pirate Retirement Community who was being interviewed by the new, young house doctor.
The old pirate was your typical pirate, peg leg, hook for a hand and a patch over one eye.
The young doctor was trying to get his medical history.
"Well," says the pirate; "We was bombarding this Spanish fort when this cannonball hits me ship and blasts off me leg."
"And the hand?" asks the doctor.
The pirate says, "I tell you sonny, we had boarded this fine ship and there was fighting going on all around. This mate I was battling was pretty good and he made a lucky swipe with his sword and took me hand clean off."
"OK," said the doctor; "How about your eye?"
"Well," said the pirate; "I was standing on the deck one day when a seagull flew down and pooped in me eye."
"Wait a minute," said the young doctor. "Do you expect me to believe that you lost your eye because some bird pooped in it?
" Well," said the old pirate; "It was the first day with me new hook!"
Bear((( )))


i beati said...

good one how are you feeling??

Rob said...

Oh that's an oldie but goodie for sure! Yes the mental picure one gets is what does it.
Thanks for sharing that today and hope it cheered you up too!

Dianne said...

great one! thanks for a laugh while I try to figure out what the heck is going on in the techno part of the internet tubes ;)

bobbie said...

Love it. I'll have to send it to Villas Girl, who has been beach walking and has been chased by a few Piping Plovers, guarding their nests.

i beati said...

pre posting just not working for me 0 my site must be before it was introduced. I'm ending my second year this week.

That fly sign was on a beach bungalow odd huh?

yes I have that rescue site on my bookmark over a year. I didn't put it on my site but do contribute daily sk

Daryl said...

Hooting here and of course stealing it to share ... hope you are feeling better today and that my crazy sense of warped humor wasnt in total bad taste


feistysideoffifty said...

I've never heard that one before so, even if it's an oldie, it is a goodie! And, speaking of hooks, I'm hooked on your site!

Betty said...

Sounds like you're in a better mood today. Glad you're feeling better.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I've been having problems with both my computer (sluggish) and my Blog (barred for a day!) so I'm behind the times! I'm sorry to hear you've been under the knife ('under the doctor' sounds so much more fun!).
Watch for a versified version of your great Pirate joke!

Wendy said...

Hahahahahaha - that was funny. I hadn't heard that one before. Thanks for sharing. I am glad you are feeling better.
Blogger Hugs!

photowannabe said...

Glad you are feeling better and thats a good joke to chase the blues away.

TSannie said...

OK, I've only discovered your blog recently and haven't yet had the time to go back and read all of it, so, my question is: Just how many bears do you have? and do you pose/dress them for each post?

I am impressed!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...


i beati said...

you are wise to cut back on narcotics so that you can gauge real pain down the road in the further healing - sometimes it obstructs. must have been pain from how you slept??Do you think??

Mental P Mama said...

Good one!

sablonneuse said...

Sorry I haven't been to 'see' you for a few days. Hopefully the joke means you are more cheerful and now that your dressings are off you must be feeling better all round.
Sadly, the depressing incidents in the news are not just happening in Canada. I think the while world is becoming a more violent place.

Kay Dennison said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! An excellent one!!!

GJG said...

now THATS funny. I will of course steal it and tell it to others. I am looking forward to reading your answers to "THE LIST".

Gary (aka old dude)

Mildred Garfield said...

That was a funny one. Reminds me of the groaners that Kay puts up on her blog.

Hope you are felling better today!!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I told yor joke to Daddy an he did a reelly long groan! HEHEHEH! It waz reelly funny!! HEHEHEHE!