When we were dating, our common friends would remark that we certainly belonged together since we are both weird. Not sure if that word has new or negative connotations but at the time it certainly was accurate! So much so, that 35 years later the child of one of our former students texted me to ask me to help her to learn to have fun and play! hahahaha
Jim had wit, and I grew up learning the same thing. I think he got a great deal of his from his dad and his uncle John. Conversations always included puns and jokes in both our homes. Philosophical discussions about a variety of topics included things that really puzzled us:
Why doesn’t the glue stick to the inside of the bottle?
If swimming is healthy then why are whales fat?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box? (Similarly, if bread is square why is lunch meat round?)
Why do you put in your 2 cents worth when it is only a penny for your thoughts?
Why do we say we are head over heels when we are happy? Isn’t it always that way?
If I run at the speed of sound will I be able to hear the music on my ipod?
What is a picture of 1000 words worth?
If you are bald, what color hair do you put on your driver’s license?
In the song Yankee Doodle, is he calling the horse or the feather “macaroni”?
You get the idea…..Silly. Weird. Odd. Funny. Strange. Goofy. Curious. Unusual.
Today Jim’s uncle passed away. He was one of my favorite people to have these “discussions” with! A special man.
Dr. John Mohler