"A Drive-by, Walk-by Joke Stand" - - by Rev. Weldon Bares

May 25, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

    The Washington Post had a good story last week about a six year old boy in British Columbia who wanted to make a difference in his neighborhood during this challenging time.


    So here is what he did. Callaghan McLaughlin memorized 16 jokes from a joke book that his mother had given to him. He then set up in his driveway a “Drive-by, Walk-by Joke Stand.” He has kept this going for five weeks, usually starting at 9:30 AM for 45 minutes, and then later again in the afternoon. People in the neighborhood love it!


    His mother said, “He knows there is a pandemic and that people are getting sick and are scared. He knows that many people don’t have jobs right now and he knows that means they don’t have money to spend on extras.” The six-year-old had a lot of time on his hands and he decided that a joke booth would be better than his other idea, a lemonade stand.


    I like his comment, “Even when you are scared or sad, a good joke makes you feel a little bit better.” 


    Here is one of his favorites. He asked a joke booth visitor, “Where did the bull take the cow on a date?” He then laughed and said, “The moooovies!”


    I love his attitude. Jesus said, “Let the children come unto me. For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)

 

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