Tell An Old Joke Day! Plus GRAND Social No. 265 link party for grandparents

Tell An Old Joke Day!

Odd events and celebrations fill each and every day of the calendar. Today, my friends — July 24 — is none other than Tell An Old Joke Day.

Why might such a day exist? Because, as the Days of the Year site states, "Like any endangered species, old jokes must reproduce if they are not to die out entirely."

Now, I'm pretty bad at remembering jokes, especially the punch lines. But I do have one joke I always remember. One corny joke. One old joke. So in doing my fair share to help keep old jokes from extinction, I'll share it with you here.

It goes like this:

Question: What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?

Answer: Where's my tractor?

Hahaha! (Or groan. I know.)

Because I like to go the extra mile when helping out a cause, here's another I recall from decades ago... thereby qualifying it, too, as an old joke. This one requires a little physical action, so follow closely:

The jokester shall ask, "What's this?" then puff out his or her cheeks (filled with air and mouth closed tightly) and using all fingers, rapidly scratch at one's puffed cheeks.

Answer: A squirrel scratching his nuts!


Old, corny jokes. I bet each and every one of you has a similarly old and/or corny joke lodged in your memory. Possibly two. In recognition of Tell An Old Joke Day, I encourage you to share it in the comments below. We certainly don't want those old gigglers and groaners to disappear now, do we?

(Or do we?)

GRAND Social No. 265

Jokes make great party conversation starters. Even old (corny) ones. Now that they're out of the way, let's get on with the party! Thank you for joining me.

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're nota linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a commenteven if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

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